Annual Gala

2017 Legacy Award Honoree


Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez,
MD Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center

2017 Youth Humanitarian Award Honoree


Macey Dillon

26th Annual Epilepsy Association GALA


Friday, November 3, 2017
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center

Thank you to everyone to came out to support our 26th Annual Gala. This elegant and classy evening brought together over 200 people to raise funds for our local programs. The evening began with cocktail hour which included live classical music, silent auction kick-off and hors d’oeuvres. The Gala continued with a gourmet dinner which was followed by our program and award presentation honoring the 2017 Legacy Award Honoree, Jorge Gonzalez-Maritnez, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic and the 2017 Youth Humanitarian Honoree, Macey Dillon. We want to thank both our award winners for the dedication and commitment to epilepsy and our agency.

Our evening continued with an exciting and thrilling Fund-A-Need and Live Auction, which included a brain surgery observation, a week-stay at a beach condo in Florida and a Disney vacation package. Our extensive silent auction which consisted of over 80 packages was a hot feature and concluded the evening, along with dancing and live music from the band Driven. Our Annual Gala raised over $158,000, our most successful Gala ever!

Thank you to everyone who donated and kindly contributed that evening. Also, thank you to our dedicated committee and our corporate sponsors for their generosity. We hope to see you at our 2018 Gala on Friday, November 9th, 2018.