THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION HIRES ENVIRONICS COMMUNICATIONS AS NATIONAL PR AGENCY

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WASHINGTON – May 21, 2012 – The Epilepsy Foundation, the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the nearly 3 million Americans with epilepsy and their families, has hired Environics Communications as the Foundation’s new public relations agency.

Headquartered in metropolitan Washington with more than 50 affiliates around the U.S., the Epilepsy Foundation has lead the fight since 1968 to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. 

Environics will develop and implement a comprehensive national public relations campaign to raise awareness of the Foundation as an expert resource on epilepsy.  The PR program will include traditional and social media relations, as well as special events, community relations and speaking engagements, to reach both the general public and healthcare professionals.

“After a competitive review, we selected Environics Communications because of its demonstrated expertise in working with associations and nonprofits with a mission to educate and advocate for medical treatments and cures,” said Ellen Woods, vice president of marketing and development at the Foundation.

“It is estimated that 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and that 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives.  Raising awareness among the medical community and the general public of epilepsy symptoms, treatments and ongoing research is critically important, and we’re pleased to be selected for this national awareness campaign,” said Environics U.S. General Manager Dave Groobert.

About the Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation, a national nonprofit with affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has lead the fight since 1968 to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. For additional information, please visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.

About Environics Communications
Founded in 1994 and now with 120 staff in the United States and Canada and annual fee income of more than $15 million, Environics Communications Inc. (www.environicspr.com) is a full-service, management-owned public relations agency focusing primarily on the association/non-profit, advanced technology, financial services, health sciences, sustainability & clean energy and consumer sectors.  The firm has won more than 180 awards for client work.  Environics has a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact and in June 2008 became the first North American PR agency to be carbon neutral. The firm has offices in San Francisco, Washington, Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa, and affiliates throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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For information please contact:
Dave Groobert     
Environics Communications   
(202) 296-2002 Ext. 101    
drg@ecius.net 

Lisa Boylan
Epilepsy Foundation
(301) 385-4305
lboylan@efa.org