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August 31, 2016

Donate your gently used shoes and make strides for seizures!

The public is invited to participate in a shoe collection drive to raise funds for the Programs and Services offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi such as the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, Medication Assistance, and  State of the art medical alert bracelets. Donations of gently worn used and new shoes will be accepted. The amount of money raised is determined by the number of shoes collected.

All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs, a for profit social enterprise, and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.

Starting August 31, 2016 – September 30, 2016 we will be collecting gently used and new shoes.

You can drop them off at the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi’s office at 2001 Airport Road N., Suite 307, Flowood MS  39232 or call Tres Townsend at 601-936-5222 to schedule a pick up from your location.

In the US alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn used and news shoes to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference which will make strides for Mississippians living with epilepsy.  It’s a WIN/WIN for both!

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DSC02376   By Donating your shoes, you are building self confidence for Mississippians such as these kids!

Start: August 31, 2016
End: September 30, 2016
Venue: Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi
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2001 Airport Road N., Suite 307, Flowood, MS, United States, 39232

November 5, 2016


The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi will hold it’s Ms. Gulf Coast  Strides 4 Seizures 5K Run/Walk Saturday, November 5, 2016  to kick off National Epilepsy Awareness month on the beautiful OS Bridge/Front Beach in Ocean Springs, MS. We will be offering discounts for teams this year!  Please sign up to run, walk or stroll your way through this 5K!  By showing your support you are raising awareness and make strides for every Mississippian living with seizures.  Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with Epilepsy in the United States.

WHEN:                Saturday, November 5, 2016

WHERE:             Fort Maurepas Park – 499 Front Beach Ocean Springs, MS

TIME:                  8:00 a.m. Registration.  9:00 a.m., 5k Run Walk.

ENTRY FEES:   Visit or download form by clicking here


5K Run: Overall, Master, and Grandmaster finishers in both male and female categories.  Age group awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers:

14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

5K Walk:  1st overall male and female

Awards and prizes will be given after the 5k Walk

*Don’t forget to wear your SUPERHERO Costume!!

Interested in volunteering? Register at

Want to become an official sponsor? click on Sponsorship Info.

Start: November 5, 2016
End: November 5, 2016
Venue: Fort Maurepas Park
Phone: 6019365222
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499 Front Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS, United States, 39564
Cost: 25.00
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