In-Kind Kindness: Sidley Austin, LLP
In 1998, three Chicago-area mothers of children with
uncontrollable seizures fantasized about creating an organization
to fund innovative epilepsy research and raise awareness
about the disease. They were desperate to make a difference.
They quickly found out that realizing their dream was not
so easy and required, from the very start, legal expertise.
At that time, Sidley Austin, LLP (www.Sidley.com), and
one of their attorneys, Lynn D. Fleisher, Esq., offered to provide
their legal services at no charge in order to help CURE
incorporate and attain its nonprofit status. In this true spirit
of giving, Ms. Fleisher brought legal and scientific expertise
(she also has a PhD in genetics) and the compassion of a
mother whose child did not have epilepsy, but who could
understand the struggles of those who did.
Since then, Ms. Fleisher and her colleagues have continued
to provide CURE’s legal services at no charge. In
addition, Sidley Austin is a Silver Sponsor of CURE’s
Annual Benefit in Chicago.
Thank you to everyone at Sidley Austin for sharing
CURE’s vision of a cure for epilepsy and for their help in
ensuring that as much as possible of every dollar donated
to CURE may go directly to research.