FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Find the EAU on Meetup.com
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, February 24, 2013 – In an ever-diligent effort to reach out and engage the community in an open discussion of epilepsy and its effect on the day-to-day life of people living with the condition, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is now utilizing Meetup.com.
“The demographic of Meetup users is largely Young Adult. An age group that we have been most anxious to engage in helping”, said Annette Maughan, President of the Epilepsy Association of Utah. “We have several young adults on the Board at the EAU and they have expressed their concerns about this largely overlooked group. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have epilepsy AND be a teenager or college student. It may seem overwhelming at times. Because of this, we have created a Support Group and are reaching out wherever we can to get young adults more engaged in open discussion”.
The EAU began posting meetups on Meetup.com on February 12th 2013 with the hopes of reaching even more people. Currently we utilize Meetup to list support groups and upcoming events. To receive notifications from Meetup, go to www.meetup.com and search "Epilepsy Association" or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.meetup.com/EAUMeetup/. Login is required but made easier by logging in using the users Facebook account.
Hope to see you at our upcoming events!
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ABOUT THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF UTAH
Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some
time in their lives leading to over 150,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more. Visit http://epilepsyut.org for additional information.
Press Contact: Lindsey Palmer