Fundraiser event Tuesday night for local epilepsy foundation

Fundraiser event Tuesday night for local epilepsy foundation

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Epilepsy Foundation East Tennessee is holding its annual fundraiser Tuesday night and will honor a local teen.

The Mardi Gras themed fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation East Tennessee is Tuesday, March 4, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville.

The foundation will honor Brittany Ball, who has had the disorder since she was 12. Ball says she suffers from as many as 20 seizures a day. Ball has been working to bring awareness to the disorder.

Epilepsy Foundation East Tennessee offers support groups, doctor referrals and assistance with medication and transportation.

The foundation also gives away thousands of bicycle helmets each year to local kids.

Tuesday night's event will include dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Tickets are still available at $30 and can be bought at the door or in advance by calling (865) 522-4991.

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