Former UConn baseball player David Fradkin and his wife, former UConn swimmer Monica (Rose) Fradkin, are spearheading the fight to raise money and awareness for epilepsy with the S4 Epilepsy Walk, Dinner and Silent Auction in Southbury on June 9.
Here's the release on the event:
The S4 Epilepsy Walk,
Dinner and Silent Auction,
rapidly becoming known as an event having “Southbury Feel With National Appeal,”
will commence at Ballantine Park with a 2.74 mile charity walk and continue
with a day of fun, food and family activities.
Over 550 guests are already registered and are now members of the S4
S4 stands for “Sarah and
Southbury Strikeout Seizures,” in which the Fradkin Family of Southbury, CT
hope to increase awareness and raise funds for epilepsy
research in honor of their 11 year old daughter, Sarah, who was diagnosed with epilepsy
when she was 6 years old.
on-line is encouraged at the S4 website at www.s4epilepsywalk.com. Gift packet pick-up for pre-registered guests
will begin at 1:04 p.m. at Ballantine Park. Welcoming events will start at 2:24 p.m. with
the S4 video courtesy of Sniffen Productions highlighting Sarah’s inspirational
Leo’s Restaurant of Southbury has stepped up to the plate as the lead food
sponsor and is coordinating efforts with Valley Provisions (Boar’s Head Brand
Distributor), Seńor Pancho’s, Julio’s Wood Fired Pizza and Grill, and Empire
Szechuan to serve up a great taste of Southbury. County Line Auto of CT is sponsoring a basketball shootout
and MetroGrass of NY is sponsoring a putting contest. Jimmy D with Jimmy D Productions will provide
music and entertainment. With the
generous support of Joseph Merritt and Co./Merritt Graphics and their custom
signage, Ballantine Park will look fabulous on June 9th.
There will be a
large number of unique items available for silent auction bidding that have
been donated from around the country and by regional businesses. The “National Appeal” of the event has been further
enhanced by the support of many major league players who have joined the S4
team. Winning bidders will have the opportunity
to experience once in a lifetime access at many ballparks and exclusive golf
clubs. Bidding on these experiences will
begin June 4th and continue through June 26th at www.charitybuzz.com.
Proceeds raised at
the June 9th S4 event and the online auction
will benefit CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. Epilepsy
and seizures affect nearly 3 million Americans of all ages. About 200,000 new cases of epilepsy occur
every year. 1 in 26 people will be
diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime.
Funding for epilepsy research is only a fraction of that given to
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other well know diseases, yet more people suffer
from epilepsy than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and
For more information please go to www.s4epilepsywalk.com