What started as a neighborhood lemonade stand has grown into a global movement to raise funds and awareness for those living with the challenges of epilepsy and their families. 15-year-old Olivia Scheinman (Livy) is the inspiration behind Lemonade for Livy. Since birth, Livy has been plagued by the damaging effects of epilepsy. She has endured multiple major brain surgeries but the seizures persist.
Livy is not alone. The epilepsies affect 65 million people around the world, including the 3.4 million who live in the U.S. 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Epilepsy doesn’t discriminate. If you have a brain, you could have a seizure.
With your help, Lemonade for Livy continues to grow. This year our goal is to raise $40,000 and host at least 300 virtual stands across the U.S. and in other countries! Help Make a Stand for yourself, for your loved one, for your friend, or just to help others living with the challenges of epilepsy. Who will you Make a Stand for?
Don’t wait! Register today to make a virtual stand for yourself or in honor or memory of a loved one or someone you know living with epilepsy.
When you register, you will receive:
Here are some examples for virtual event ideas:
This year we will host a variety of monthly virtual activities and challenges that you can participate, and social media messaging that you can use to help promote your virtual lemonade stand, enhance your fundraising and awareness efforts, and support the Epilepsy Foundation® in making a stand against epilepsy. You will have access to the calendar of events in the resource section of your dashboard when you register. Reminders will also be emailed to all participants.
Let us know your own ideas! Remember to use: #LemonadeforLivy as well as @epilepsyfdn when posting on Instagram and Twitter, and @EpilepsyFoundationofAmerica when posting on Facebook. Getting social helps raise awareness about epilepsy!
Do you have large network of contacts in your community? Are you the type of person who tends to organize all the local events with friends, family and even your community of businesses? Lemonade for Livy (LFL) is looking for individuals who can help us take our virtual lemonade themed events to new levels by serving as Ambassadors for the campaign and helping (LFL) grow across their community allowing for a greater reach of the initiative. Ambassadors are responsible for spreading awareness about the campaign to the community and virtually organizing and managing local partners to complement LFL objectives. In doing so Ambassadors will help to amplify the fundraising potential of the program across their community and increase awareness about epilepsy. Interested in learning more? Please sign-up by clicking here.
Lemonade for Livy is for all ages and groups. There are many ways to add your own flare to your virtual event! Remember to share your special ideas with us.