Seize the Day 2017 Thank You

On behalf of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, we would like to personally thank everyone for their contributions and continued support to our 4th Annual Seize the Day Event.


Together, approximately 400 participants raised over $48,000 towards ESWO's support and education programs!! We are excited to report that many new families joined the walk this year in honour or memory of someone affected by seizures & epilepsy, and we well surpassed our goal. Job well done everyone!!!



Our 4th Annual Seize the Day Event took place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Kiwanis Park North. Although an extremely hot day, many families and individuals joined us for a fun 5K run and 2.5K walk. The event also included a community BBQ, kid's games, keynote introduction from London-Fanshawe MPP Teresa Armstrong and guest speaker, Dave Ward, who shared his story about living with epilepsy.


Special Thank Yous:

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Investors Group South London and Oke Woodsmith Building Systems


Investors Group 2017

Sunovion - Gold Sponsor

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Thank you to our Event Contributors:

Free FM, JJ Losier Photography & community vendors in attendance


Thanks to the following for their donations:

3M Gives, Bob Williams Tire & Auto Centre, Chil Frozen Yogurt, Coulter's Pharmacy, Crunican Orchards, David's Tea, Del-Mar Restaurant, Dublin Mercantile, Forest of Flowers, Goodlife Fitness (Argyle Mall), Grace Coconut Water, Home Hardware Building Centre Grand Bend, Jumpstart, Kelsey Oke Photography, Kernel's Popcorn, McDonald's, McHardy Vacuum, Miller Country Store Exeter, National Sports (London South), Now & Zen Chiropractic, the Oke Family, Simply Protein, Techdoz, Metro (Clarke Road) & Loblaws (Fanshawe), Sidhu Family, Val Cull and Family, Vicky Mazza and Family, Tim Hortons (Hamilton & Highbury), Chris Plimmer.


Thank You

Dave Ward for speaking and sharing his story at the event

Thank you to Val Cull and crew for donating the food and running the BBQ at the event! #BBQforKenz

Cory Asselin for organizing and lending us the popcorn machine.

Mr. Vercillo for lending us a generator.

Old Navy for their day of participation as event volunteers


Special thanks to our event committee for their hard work and dedication. Committee members:
Joanne Oke, Karen Lucas, Jenn Gall, Jesse Bolton, Cory Asselin, Valerie Cull, Josie Swan-Merrison, Christyl Carr, Tandeep Sidhu, Elizabeth Mazza and Erin Chute


Special thank you to all of our day of volunteers – we appreciate all of your help!


Special thanks to all participants and those who made pledges.

Please let us know by the end of November if you have not received a tax receipt for your contributions. Share the method of donation and if possible date donated.


In order to help improve the event for next year, we would appreciate your feedback. Please consider sharing your thoughts with Bailey through email or by phone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-433-4073.


See event photos on our Flickr account.
Be sure to share your photos with us as well!



Looking forward to next year!!!!

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