Toasting Hope Wine Event at the Townsend benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

AM Anchor Alicia Smith honored to serve as emcee

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) - The 5 th annual Toasting Hope Wine Event is about finding a cure for epilepsy.

The wine tasting was held at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham Thursday, September 19.

Ten-percent of all wine purchased will go back to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.

There were also other items up for grabs in the live auction and silent auction.

WXYZ Morning Anchor Alicia Smith was honored to be asked to serve as emcee for the second year in a row.

"I think it's wonderful that we have an organization in our area which empowers people with tools to help manage seizures while also working hard to find a cure," said Smith.

Organizers want to thank supporters who keep coming back each year to help fight epilepsy.

"Some have overcome this challenge and others have not, but together we are working towards one goal:  a world where not another moment will be lost to seizures," said Todd Hohauser, Event Chair and member of the Board of Directors.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan's President Arlene Gorelick said the mission is clear.

"We lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy," Gorelick said.

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