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Hempstead, NY

The Epilepsy Foundation of LI Raises $125,000 at Golf To...

On May 24, 2010, the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island (EFLI) hosted its 23rd Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament at the Mill River Club in Upper Brookville, NY. Oyster Bay resident Don Luneburg, member of EFLI’s board of directors and golf chairman sponsored the event, along with his wife, Grace Luneburg. Former NFL Center John Schmitt was the tournament’s 2010 honoree. Previous distinctions include his role as Center for the New York Jets in the 1969 Superbowl, which the team won in a startling upset. He was with the team for 10 seasons before finishing his playing career with the Green Bay Packers in 1974. Since then, he has served on the board of directors for numerous charities and is a chairman of Schmitt-Sussman Enterprises, Inc., a national distributor of insurance products. The Golf and Tennis Tournament included brunch, a cocktail and buffet dinner reception, raffles, awards, a silent auction, hole-in-one cars donated by Rallye Motors Inc. and Van Buren Pontiac GMC, and a trip to Hawaii. The event was a major success for EFLI, with 28 registered teams and $125,000 raised to support community education and outreach programs about epilepsy. Thank you to Crimson Flame Sponsors Scott Walker, Wells Fargo The Private Bank, Willy and William Schiffer, Air Stream Foods, and the Luneburg Family. Corporate sponsors of the event included Bessemer Trust, Borruto Contracting, Chem Rx, CNN, Emblem Health, FDR Services Corp., Food Authority, HUB International Northeast Ltd., Lincoln Computer Services, McCormack Family, Moby Drugs, Members of the Hempstead Golf Club, Nationwide Insurance, NuHealth – NUMC, Silverite Construction Co., Inc., Sussman Family, TD Bank and U.S. Trust-Bank of America Private Wealth Management as well as friends and board members of EFLI. To learn more about EFLI’s events and programs, please visit http://www.efli.or g/. About the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island: The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island was founded in 1953 by a group of parents who were determined to see their children lead productive and satisfying lives. Today, the Foundation offers a Day Habilitation program; a residential program spanning Nassau and Suffolk Counties; a Community Services program providing Medicaid Service Coordination, Respite, and Residential Habilitation. In addition, through our Community Education and Outreach Programs, the Foundation educates the public, teachers, health care professionals, and businesses about epilepsy, and serves as an advocate for those with the disorder. Recently, EFLI opened the doors to its new Article 31 Mental Health Clinic to serve patients in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  (Jun 16, 2010 | post #1)

Garden City, NY

The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island Opens Article 31 M...

The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island is pleased to announce the grand opening of their premier Article 31 Mental Health Clinic. The inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on May 27, 2010, at the Foundation’s Garden City headquarters. In attendance was County Executive Ed Mangano, who described the clinic as “an important partnership between the public and private sectors, it offers those struggling with epilepsy and other disorders one professional clinic to address all issues.” County Legislator Rose Marie Walker was also present at the ceremony, and echoed Mangano’s views on the importance of this kind of resource. “Rather than have to go to different places for treatment, here they can go to one center to get the help they need,” said Walker. “It’s great for the county to be a part of this.” The new clinic is the first of its kind in the region, where licensed social workers will apply their expertise to patients dealing with epilepsy and/or other mental health disorders in one location. “This was something very much needed on Long Island,” said Jennifer Colbert, Director of Clinical Services at the Foundation. “We are very excited to provide mental health services in Nassau County.” Thomas M. Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Foundation, quoted Winston Churchill in expressing that “if we are together nothing is impossible,” describing the concerted effort between the public and private sectors. It is through “the successful alliance of Nassau County, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island,” that such a resource is available to Long Island residents, said Hopkins. About the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island: The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island was founded in 1953 by a group of parents who were determined to see their children lead productive and satisfying lives. Today, the Foundation offers a Day Habilitation program; a residential program spanning Nassau and Suffolk Counties; a Community Services program providing Medicaid Service Coordination, Respite, and Residential Habilitation. In addition, through our Community Education and Outreach Programs, the Foundation educates the public, teachers, health care professionals, and businesses about epilepsy, and serves as an advocate for those with the disorder.  (Jun 7, 2010 | post #1)