Epilepsy Foundation announced today it has teamed up with online fundraising platform Omaze to offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a meet and greet with Lady Gaga and VIP seats to both of her Vegas Residencies — Enigma and Jazz & Piano. The campaign, which kicks off on October 8, 2019, also includes a backstage tour of Enigma and 4-star hotel accommodations and flights to Las Vegas for the winner and a friend. Fans donating as little as $10 to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation get 100 chances to win this unique experience. Proceeds from the campaign support the Epilepsy Foundation’s efforts to END EPILEPSY, accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.
“We are excited to kick off this campaign with Omaze and honored that Lady Gaga partnered with Omaze to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation and offer this experience to her fans,” said Geoff DeLizzio, chief development officer, Epilepsy Foundation. “In addition to raising funds to support the more than 3.4 million people in the United States affected by epilepsy, this campaign puts a spotlight on this brain disorder and provides an opportunity to create change for people with epilepsy while educating the general public about epilepsy and seizures.”
Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain. Each year there are 150,000 new cases of epilepsy. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. In the U.S., there are more than twice as many people who live with epilepsy than with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis, combined. Yet epilepsy receives one-tenth the research funding than any one of those neurological disorders.
Money raised through the Omaze campaign will fund services for people living with epilepsy; training on proper seizure recognition and first aid; advocacy to ensure health care options remain strong for people living with seizures; research for better treatments and cures; as well as new local Epilepsy Foundations to serve previously underserved regions. The campaign is open until midnight PT on January 16, 2020. For more information on how to enter, please visit omaze.com/LadyGaga.
For more information about epilepsy and seizures, please visit epilepsy.com.