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Coach Kill announces "Chasing Dreams" fund on Rise Above Seizures Day

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Rise Above Seizures Day


On May 15, EFMN took over downtown Minneapolis, and 147 cities across MN & ND, for Rise Above Seizures Day.  Coach Kill announced his "Chasing Dreams" Fund and headed to Target Field to throw out the first pitch at the Twins game.  Thank you to everyone who participated in Rise Above Seizures Day to raise awareness! 

THE "CHASING DREAMS" COACH KILL FUND

On May 15, 2014 during Rise Above Seizures Day, Coach and Rebecca Kill announced a new fund to support kids with epilepsy.  The Kill family donated $100,000 to start the Chasing Dreams fund, which will help fund "seizure-smart school initiatives, along with Camp Oz, a specially designed camp for epilepsy patients in Hudson, Wis."  The "Chasing Dreams" Coach Kill fund will support the following programs:  

  • Camp Oz is a one week residential camp for youth with epilepsy.  
    For 30+ years, EFMN has provided a traditional YMCA camp experience for kids with seizures. Families are asked to pay just $200 of the $1,750 cost for one week of camp. The fund will provide additional financial support so kids with epilepsy can attend camp and make their dreams come true!
  • Seizure Smart Schools started in 2006 with a simple premise:  make the school environment the best possible for students with seizures.  Students, teachers, school nurses and staff learn about seizures and most importantly, how to respond to a student having a seizure.  The “Chasing Dreams” Fund will provide training and materials for schools in MN & ND to help kids chase their dreams.

"We want to get in every single school in the state of Minnesota and educate them on how to handle seizures in the schools,” Kill said via the Star Tribune. "We want to keep Camp Oz going for a long time."

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the stated goal for the Chasing Dreams fund is $500,000. 

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