BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) - The clink of wine glasses could be heard at the Townsend Hotel Thursday night, September 20 as people from around southeast Michigan gathered for a special wine tasting for a good cause: curing epilepsy.
It was the 4 th Annual Toasting Hope benefitting the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan .
The event included a live auction and silent auction as well.
“The mission of the Foundation is clear,” said Arlene Gorelick, President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. “We lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. Quite simply, we’re here to serve you.”
Board of Directors member Mel Sternfeld teared up as he talked about why he’s so passionate about the Foundation.
“My daughter Lisa has battled with this disorder,” he said. “I want everyone to know that by being here tonight, you have participated in making the Foundation’s mission truly come to life.”
7 Action News This Morning Anchor Anchor Alicia Smith was proud to serve as emcee for the event.
“It’s truly an honor. It’s great to see so many people making steps to find a cure and help improve the lives of those fighting seizures,” said Smith.
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