I saw an invitation today to attend a masquerade ball in Toorak on 1st November, 2013.
Everyone looks a masquerade ball! The opportunity to dress up and be a bit mysterious is just too alluring. I have quickly rung up a group of my friends and put a table together. While there are heaps of events to go to at this time of year, I would much prefer to save myself for the Black Velvet Masquerade Evening at Lincoln of Toorak, than make it all the way out to the track where I need to toss a coin as to whether it will rain, be cold or be so hot that I end up with third degree burns.
It took me a few minutes to realise that this ball is all for a good cause. While Cancer and Mental Health causes are very popular, its the one's that fall down the way-side that really need our help.
Epilepsy is dear to my heart. Growing up with a brother that has epilepsy brings back some raw memories of how much this disease affects people's lives and ability to live in normal society.
There are 225,000 Australian's living with epilepsy and more than 50 million people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with epilepsy at some stage in their lives.
For those who have not been able to learn about the pitfalls of epilepsy; it is when the seizures are unprovoked and recurrent - in other words, happen more often than once.
It has a profound social, physical and psychological consequence and people living with epilepsy live in fear that it could happen anywhere, anytime. Medication is the only option but is full of side-effects, directly affecting a persons quality of life.
So, if you can get a few friends together and want to support a good cause put on by Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria, then get a table together with some friends and help raise some valuable funds for research into epilepsy. DJ Grant Smillie is playing (Awesome!!!) and he is supported by Nick Foley and WOOHAH DJ's. It's only $60 - cheaper than a ticket to the races and much more worthwhile.
Visit www.lincolnoftoorak.com.au/masquerade to purchase tickets today!
SAVE THE DATE: November 1,2013
According to the World Health Organisation, epilepsy is the world's most common serious brain disorder. Let's support helping this worthy cause.