Day of Science in Miami

Day of Science is a free, educational event for patients, families, medical professionals, researchers, and all those touched by or interested in learning more about epilepsy.

Day of Science includes:

  • Welcome by Ann Benschoter, CURE Board Chair
  • Panel of experts sharing the latest in epilepsy research and what it means for patients and families
  • Q&A sessions and small roundtable discussions with epilepsy experts
  • Information on cutting-edge therapies and treatments
  • The opportunity to engage with other families and advocacy groups in the epilepsy community
  • Breakfast options and lunch will be provided

Ask the expert panel your questions about topics, such as:

  • Medical Treatment Options in Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Genetics
  • Epilepsy Devices and Technology
  • Infantile Spasms and the Childhood Epilepsies

Meet the Day of Science panelists!

Dr. Ian Miller

Ian Miller, MD, Panel Moderator

Research Focus: Treatment of severe pediatric epilepsies, as well as minimally invasive techniques in epilepsy surgery

Dr. Miller is Medical Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Camilo Garcia

Camilo Garcia, MD

Research Focus: Intractable epilepsy and seizure triggers

Dr. Garcia is Co-Medical Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the Cleveland Clinic Florida – Weston. He is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy.

Dr. Parul Jayakar

Parul Jayakar, MD

Research Focus: Epilepsy, autism, and intellectual disorders, as well as epilepsy surgery

Dr. Jayakar is Director of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Director of Miami Genetic Laboratories, and Section Director of Neurogenetics/Metabolism at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Biochemical Genetics.

Dr. Trevor Resnick

Trevor Resnick, MD

Research Focus: Chronic epilepsy treatment options and neurodiagnostic techniques

Dr. Resnick is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and former Chief of the Department of Neurology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Ramses Ribot

Ramses Ribot, MD

Research Focus: Epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidities

Dr. Ribot is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry, as well as Epilepsy.

Please contact the Day of Science team at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or (312) 255-1801 if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

VOLUNTEER INFO

Please contact the Day of Science team at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or (312) 255-1801 if you are interested in volunteering. It’s a great opportunity for teens to earn service hours!

Day of Science in Raleigh-Durham

Day of Science is a free, educational event for patients, families, medical professionals, researchers, and all those touched by or interested in learning more about epilepsy.

Day of Science includes:

  • Panel of experts sharing the latest in epilepsy research and what it means for patients and families
  • Q&A sessions and small roundtable discussions with epilepsy experts
  • Information on cutting-edge therapies and treatments
  • The opportunity to engage with other families and advocacy groups in the epilepsy community
  • Breakfast options and lunch will be provided

Expert Panel and Q&A Topics

  • Medical Treatment Options in Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Genetics
  • Epilepsy Devices and Technology
  • Infantile Spasms and Childhood Epilepsies

Please contact the Day of Science team at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or (312) 255-1801 if you are interested in sponsoring Day of Science.

VOLUNTEER INFO

Please contact the Day of Science team at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or (312) 255-1801 if you are interested in volunteering at Day of Science. It’s a great opportunity for teens to earn service hours!

2018 Boston Benefit for the Cure

Epilepsy can be a debilitating disease, affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop the disease in their lifetime. Funding scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of a cure is our mission.

The Boston CURE community reunited on April 3 for a powerful and inspiring Boston Benefit for the CURE in support of epilepsy research. The Benefit was hosted by Anne Finucane and Mike Barnicle, and Susan and David Axelrod. Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh participated in the evening events.

Thanks to all of our Benefit hosts, dinner chairs, generous sponsors, volunteers, donors and guests, nearly $1.1 million was raised to support CURE’s research grants program, new scientific opportunities and future breakthroughs.

Dinner Chairs:
Jack and Eileen Connors
Karen and Ken Kaplan
Brian Moynihan and Sue Berry

 

CURE's 20th Annual Chicago Benefit

CURE’s 20th Annual Chicago Benefit

CURE's 20th Annual Chicago Benefit

Thank you to the CURE community of families, researchers, donors, and sponsors who came out to Navy Pier and raised a record-breaking $2.3 million for our mission! We are honored that such a remarkable and dedicated community came together to spread hope and raise critically-needed funding.

This video, played during the Benefit, highlights why research funding remains vital 20 years after CURE’s founding, and why we should continue to be Stubborn as Hell.

The Benefit featured memorable musical performances by Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Eddie Vedder and Nils Lofgren and the star of Chicago’s production of HAMILTON, Miguel Cervantes. In addition, an auction of autographed items and concert experiences provided by Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers, country music legends, and musical theater stars helped highlight the theme of music and hope.

If you weren’t able to join us, but would like to support CURE’s mission to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research, you can donate now.

Check out the photos from this magical evening.

CURE's 20th Annual Chicago Benefit

Benefit Chairs

Susan and David Axelrod

Vice Chairs

Mike Axelrod, GPG Strategies

Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas, Inc.

Ken Griffin, Citadel

Randy Mehrberg, Jenner & Block

Richard Price, Mesirow Financial

Dianne Raso, Ann G. and James B. Ritchey Foundation

Hari Ravichandran, Ravichandran Foundation

Michael J. Sacks, GCM Grosvenor

Host Committee

Liz and Mike Axelrod
Ann and Doug Benschoter
Patrice Bugelas-Brandt and Bill Brandt
Debra A. Cafaro and Terrance K. Livingston
Wendy Coleman and James Terman
Shalee and Blake Cunneen
Karen and Larry Grisolano
Rick Jasculca
Carol Jones and Tom Hynes

Bernadette Keller and William M. Daley
Debbie and Cory Lipoff
Sharon O’Keefe and Hal Moore
Linda and Richard Price
Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert
Cari and Michael J. Sacks
Michele Schara and Randy Mehrberg
Marla and Eric Sedler
Margaret and Joe Tilson

Volunteers

Catherine Beer
Leon Blair
Monica Brown
Dan Casciato
Georgia Casciato
Meghan Dillow
Lenny Feingold
Pam Feingold
Matthew Filstead
Geoffrey Fishwick
Shirley Fishwick
Betsy Grimm
Vinnie Gupta

Ashleigh Henrichs
Kay Henrichs
Jesse Keig
Jeff Liguori
Vince Loconti
Susan Ly
Abby Marrazzo
Amanda Marrazzo
Dan Marrazzo
Emily Marrazzo
Tony Marrazzo
Ronnie McCarron
Nancy O’Neill

Caroline Pratt
Mary Pratt
Maureen Rizzi
Harper Robinson
Jenna Rummelhart
Sandy Saltiel
Linda Smith
Linda Sudlesky
Violet Szczebak
Steve Trombetta
Scott Tsai
Jenny Whitlock

With special thanks to our volunteers from Mesirow Financial

Sumit Desai
Andrew Hitt
Jason Macek
Kristi Macek

Maulik Patel
Michael Sefton
Ketan Shah

 Silent Auction Winners

Gerald Beeson, “Springsteen on Broadway” Experience and Guitar Signed By Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Richard Jascula, Trace Adkins Signed Guitar
Michael Nelson, Toby Keith Signed Guitar and Concert Tickets
Allen Fisher, Keith Richards Signed Guitar
Karen Dixon, James Taylor Signed Guitar
Lisa Cotton, Eddie Vedder Signed Guitar
Thad Wong, Eddie Vedder Signed Guitar
Ajay Shah, Paul Simon Guitar with Personal Message
Richard Jasculca, Cheap Trick Signed Drum Head
Laura Wise, Eric Church Signed Guitar and Concert Tickets
Greg Ahern, 3 Doors Down Signed Guitar
Sherry Cotton, HAMILTON in Chicago VIP Experience

In-Kind Sponsors

3 Doors Down
Karen Lynn Accattato and Associates
Trace Adkins
AKPD Message & Media
The Allerton Hotel
Mike Axelrod
Kelly and Miguel Cervantes
Cheap Trick
Eric Church
David Yurman
Earhole Studios
The Eli’s Cheesecake Company and Maureen and Marc Schulman
Fleur De Lis
Suzanne and Albert Friedman
Friedman Family Foundation
John Gabrysiak

Toby Keith
Kivvit
Cory Lipoff
Amy and Nils Lofgren
Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen
Misericorida Heartzingers Choir
Odd Machine
Keith Richards
Second City Sound
Sidley
Paul Simon
Jasculca Terman and Associates, Inc.
James Taylor
Eddie Vedder
Terlato Wines
Walter Payton College Prep Jazz Orchestra
Wansas Tequila