PLAY A SPECIAL ROUND TO BENEFIT EPILEPSY RESEARCH
REGISTRATION: 11:30 - 12:50 pm
SHOTGUN START: 1:00 pm
CLUBHOUSE RECEPTION: 6:00 -6:30 pm
DINNER, AUCTION AND PRIZES: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Nestled along the shores of Georgian Bay, Legacy Ridge Golf Club is a premier golfing destination. Established in 1920, this Semi-Private, 6,145 yard, 18-Hole Stanley Thompson design offers a challenging experience to golfers of every level. The view while playing holes situated atop the Georgian Cliffs is especially beautiful, as you look out across the gorgeous blue waters of Georgian Bay. We look forward to seeing you September 19th.
MY STORY: Alek Stewart
I grew up as a completely “normal” kid. I never knew about or tried to understand what epilepsy was. All of this changed when I was sixteen years old when I was diagnosed with epilepsy.
In March 2014. I suffered a pretty severe grand mal at work. Since that date, my seizures have been uncontrolled. I experience 30-40 myoclonic jerks per day, 2 or 3 grand mal seizures per month, and have begun to experience absence seizures, which is something I never suffered from previously.
Working with my neurologist we have attempted numerous medications to help reduce the severity and frequently of my seizures. Unfortunately, we haven’t yet been able to control them
My wife Brittany and I moved to Grey County approximately 3 years ago. She suggested we look into local events dedicated to epilepsy awareness. It soon became clear that there wasn’t any. We then took the initiative to research and reach out to Epilepsy Canada in hopes to raise awareness and create an annual event in Grey and Bruce county. We created Grey/Bruce Epilepsy Awareness on various social media platforms in hopes that our posts would encourage and inspire others, like myself, who are dealing with epilepsy.
Epilepsy Canada is near and dear to my hear because it is dedicated to finding a cure through research. I believe that funding research for new medications, so that fewer people suffer from uncontrolled seizures is a fantastic mission.