DETAILS: The 7th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day & Expo at Disneyland Resort takes place November 4-6, 2019. All families and advocates are invited to attend this event and join the epilepsy community to turn Disneyland purple! Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland was founded by parents Brad and Candy Levy as a tribute to their 18 year-old daughter Sofie, who is now 9 years seizure free. The family now runs a nonprofit called Sofie's Journey.
More than 2,200 supporters attended last year. With your help, we can top that number this fall, while advancing awareness of epilepsy in partnership with the iconic Disneyland brand. Danny Did is excited to be a partner to this event.
EVENT EXPO: The free EXPO will be held at The Disneyland Hotel on:
- Monday November 4th: 10 am - 5 pm
- Tuesday November 5th: 8 am - 4 pm
The EXPO will feature over 50 non-profit Epilepsy support groups, hospitals with Epilepsy programs and vendors who service the Epilepsy community. The goal for the EXPO is to give the Epilepsy community a chance to to network with other families who share similar conditions, learn about new treatments and products, and create long term relationships with other families affected by epilepsy.
DDF TRAVEL ASSISTANCE GRANTS: To receive our travel grant application, please email email@example.com. Funding can be applied for in two forms:
- For Disneyland tickets only on the date of November 6th, or
- For a full travel grant. Full travel grants will be awarded up to $1,500 to help cover travel related costs and/or to purchase Disneyland tickets, specific to the date of November 6th.
- Grant awardees will be announced in Spring 2019. UPDATE: Our travel grant window is now closed. Winners were notified in June 2019.
Questions: Applications are no longer being accepted for 2019. Other questions can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We will prioritize funding support for those who have not received funding in the past; however, anyone is welcome to apply.
*You must make your own travel arrangements.
*You will submit receipts to Danny Did for reimbursement after your trip is completed. Funding reimbursement will only be provided after the event.
*Travel dates eligible for reimbursement include 11/3/19-11/7/19. If you extend your trip beyond those dates, you will need to cover those expenses.
To learn more about Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, please visit www.epilepsyawarenessday.org.
REGISTRATION: Click here to register and to find more information. Registering for the event is a separate step from applying for a Danny Did travel grant.
EVENT FACEBOOK PAGE: Please click here for more details, updates, pictures and to ‘like’ the event Facebook page!