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Annual ACU Charity Bed Race raises funds for Epilepsy


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ACU’s Canberra Campus held their annual Bed Race charity fundraiser for the Epilepsy Association ACT on, Thursday 14 October.

Teams of students raced hospital beds around the ACU car park to raise funds and awareness for the Epilepsy Association (ACT). The use of hospital beds is symbolic of the health care system and the 4,000 to 6,000 Canberrans diagnosed with epilepsy.

Jacinta Cummins, Executive Director of Epilepsy Association (ACT) said “The funds raised from this year’s Bed Race will assist in producing the ‘Epi-File’, which is an information kit provided to those who are diagnosed with epilepsy.

“This includes everything from how to deal with epilepsy, special needs required, medications available and many more tips to help, children, men and women of all ages.

“Epilepsy Association receives some government funding, however they are also very dependent on community support, such as the Annual ACU Bed Race”.

The Epilepsy Association (ACT) is a not-for-profit, self-help community service organisation formed in 1982 to provide services for people with epilepsy, their families and the community. Today the Association provides support, reassurance, advocacy, referral and accurate, concise information to people with epilepsy and promotes understandingof epilepsy through education and increased community awareness.The Epilepsy Association (ACT) services the ACT and surrounding areas.

Last year the Bed Race rose close to $1000, which was donated to Epilepsy Association (ACT).

All donations this year will go directly to the Epilepsy Association (ACT).