Press Releases

Amer Armbruster to Chair the 38th Annual Chocolate Ball.
March 12, 2024

Walk, Run or Bike 26 Miles in 26 Days for Epilepsy Awareness – Syracuse
September 18, 2023

Walk, Run or Bike 26 Miles in 26 Days for Epilepsy Awareness – Rochester
September 18, 2023

Collaborative Pilot Project Funded by the Golisano Foundation to Increase Equity and Access in OPWDD’s Self-Directed Services
August 25, 2023

Registration is Open for the 2nd Annual Seize the Day: Amer’s Epilepsy Trail Run.
June 23, 2023

Acclaimed Author and Screenwriter, Marc Palmieri, to Deliver Keynote Address at 37th Annual Chocolate Ball.
March 6, 2023

EPI Summer Night features Blue Sky Brothers at Three Heads Brewery
June 23, 2022

EPI Month-Long Campaign Replaces Annual Chocolate Ball
January 14, 2022

EPI Raises Starting Wage for Direct Care Staff to $15 per Hour.
May 28, 2021

35th Annual Chocolate Ball Comes to the Small Screen on May 10, 2021
March 22, 2021

Epilepsy-Pralid Inc. Announces Rebrand To Empowering Poeple’s Independence (EPI)
January 29, 2021

EPI In the News

Seize the Day: Running for epilepsy
Fox News, July 19, 2024

Chocolate Ball featured in the RBJ Seen Section
Rochester Business Journal, June 7, 2024

Supporting kids with epilepsy at EPI’s Camp EAGR.
Fox News, April 22, 2024

EPI’s annual Chocolate Ball to raise funds to support epilepsy programs.
Rochester Business Journal, March 25,2024

Embracing the Essence of Valentine’s Day with EPI’s Chocolate Ball
Fox News Rochester, February 8, 2024

Epilepsy awareness event held at Wickham Farms Sunday
10 News NBC, October 1, 2023

Twenty-six miles in twenty-six days: A challenge issued to raise awareness about epilepsy
13WHAM ABC, September 29, 2023
Epilepsy awareness event ‘Seize the Day’ 5k and 10k run held at Mendon Ponds Park
13WHAM ABC, July 16, 2023

Interview with Amer Armbruster about Seize the Day
98.9 The Buzz, Audacy Radio, July 5, 2023

Disabled woman gains work experience through Rochester peer mentorship program
Spectrum News, July 14, 2023

Dial-Up playing 90s hits for EPI Summer Night
Fox News, June 12, 2023

“Seize the Day” run to raise money for individuals with developmental disabilities
Fox News, May 25, 2023

Interview with Marc Palmieri
WXXI News, April 17, 2023

Dialogue on Disability – The impact of self-direction services
WXXI News, January 10, 2023

EPI Hosts Hybrid Fitness Challenge for Epilepsy Awareness
WHEC News10 NBC, October 2, 2022

CNY Neighbors Join Together To Raise Awareness for Epilepsy
WSTM WSTQ WTVHCNY Central, October 1, 2022

EPI’s One in 26 Challenge
Fox News, September 30, 2022

One in 26 Challenge Seeks to Raise Awareness About Epilepsy
WSTM WSTQ WTVH CNY Central, September 28, 2022

Empowering People’s Independence Raising Epilepsy Awareness
WSYR TV, September 12, 2022

EPI Summer Night event shares TBI stories of success, hope and determination
Spectrum News, June 28, 2022

EPI Summer Night
WARM 101.3, June 23, 2022

Chocolate Ball Replaced with Month-Long Fundraiser
News10 NBC, January 19,2022

EPI launches month-long mini campaign
Fox Rochester, January 9, 2022

35th Annual Chocolate Ball to help children and adults with epilepsy
13WHAM ABC, May 10, 2021

How to enjoy Rochester’s EPI Chocolate Ball from home
Spectrum News, April 20, 2021

13WHAM to air 35th Anniversary Chocolate Ball
Fox Rochester, April 20,2021

Helping individuals with disabilities get COVID-19 vaccines
WXXI, March 5, 2021

EPI helps employees overcome hesitancy to get COVID-19 Vaccine Fox Rochester, February 19, 2021

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