The official Lemonade for Livy weekend in 2016 will be July 29 - 31 so save the date. But don't forget, you can hold an event at any time throughout the year.
Register now on the Lemonade for Livy web page and create your own virtual lemonade stand. Start making a difference today!
Lemonade for Livy is an initiative that raises epilepsy awareness and funding for research. All proceeds are donated to the Epilepsy Foundation and awarded to grant recipients who are working to better understand the disorder. The event occurs yearly over the course of the last weekend in July. It is an effort that brings people from around the world together to give hope to those with epilepsy and their families that new treatments will be discovered.
This year, we are partnering closely with the Epilepsy Foundation so we can reach more families and make a bigger impact. If we work as one and if we speak with a collective voice, we can make significant progress toward finding the answers that will ultimately lead to a cure.
11-year-old Olivia Scheinman (Livy) is the inspiration and symbol behind the Lemonade for Livy movement. What started as one neighborhood lemonade stand to raise money in honor of Livy is expanding into a global campaign. It continues to grow because of Livy's twin sister Hailey and the special bond the girls share, a mother's love and a father's promise made long ago. Click here to read A Father's Promise.
Since birth, Livy has been plagued by the damaging effects of epilepsy. We have watched her slowly slip away from us for months on end because we lost control of her seizures. She has endured multiple major brain surgeries but the seizures persist. We will no longer sit idly by and watch epilepsy steal the precious time we have with her.
65 million people across the globe have epilepsy. At this moment, parents are at hospitals in neonatal units watching their newborns have seizures. SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) has claimed another life. A single mother is struggling to find a way to get to work because epilepsy has taken her ability to drive. A father is standing at the bedside of his 10 year old daughter praying to God to stop the uncontrolled convulsions. There are millions of stories just like these in every corner of the globe.
In 2014, individuals, families and businesses from across the United States made Lemonade for Livy a reality. We came together in a unified effort to raise funding for epilepsy research. Click here to see what we were able to accomplish and the project we helped fund. In 2015, our goal is to help the Epilepsy Foundation award multiple grants. Please join us in and the millions of families who no longer accept losing another moment to epilepsy. We want to bring the WORLD together to make a stand against epilepsy!
All money raised will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation to fund epilepsy research.
The images below are from Lemonade for Livy 2014.