The Epilepsy Foundation Hires Environics Communications

May 21, 2012

Washington, May 21, 2012 – The Epilepsy Foundation, the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the nearly 3 million Americans with epilepsy and their families, has hired Environics Communications as the Foundation’s new public relations agency.

Headquartered in metropolitan Washington with more than 50 affiliates around the U.S., the Epilepsy Foundation has lead the fight since 1968 to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

Environics will develop and implement a comprehensive national public relations campaign to raise awareness of the Foundation as an expert resource on epilepsy. The PR program will include traditional and social media relations, as well as special events, community relations and speaking engagements, to reach both the general public and healthcare professionals.

“After a competitive review, we selected Environics Communications because of its demonstrated expertise in working with associations and nonprofits with a mission to educate and advocate for medical treatments and cures,” said Ellen Woods, vice president of marketing and development at the Foundation.

“It is estimated that 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and that 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives. Raising awareness among the medical community and the general public of epilepsy symptoms, treatments and ongoing research is critically important, and we’re pleased to be selected for this national awareness campaign,” said Environics U.S. General Manager Dave Groobert.

 

About The Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national nonprofit with affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has lead the fight since 1968 to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. For additional information, please visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org