Amelia Murray is determined use her passion for hockey to spread epilepsy awareness and fund critically-needed research. She started Shutouts for Seizures with her high school hockey team in 2010. As the program grew, she realized its impact could as well. In 2014, she started raising money to benefit CURE, eventually bringing the program to the Union College. In only 4 years, Shutouts for Seizures has raised nearly $35,000.
Shutouts for Seizures encourages families and friends to pledge donations per shutout (when a team is prevented from scoring for an entire game) earned by their favorite participating team. In this way, Shutouts for Seizures not only raises money for epilepsy research, but also celebrates the power of teamwork.
This initiative has a bright future. Amelia is hoping to expand her program to other college divisions across the country, involving more teams and communities. In addition, Amelia is working with the Goaltender Development Institute to bring her program to youth hockey leagues nationwide.
Uniting everyone through a common cause will spread word about the need for epilepsy and seizures research by increasing awareness in hopes of one day finding a cure.
-Amelia Murray, Shutouts for Seizures Founder and Organizer