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Join us on May 23rd for The Matty Fund’s 13th 5k run/walk for epilepsy! New race route in Quonset with post race festivities at Fat Belly’s Pub. Click Here for more information or to register.
Welcome to The Matty Fund! We are proud to be Rhode Island’s leading resource for children, young adults and families living with epilepsy.
The Matty Fund provides family resources, raises epilepsy awareness, promotes patient safety and improves the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy. The organization was founded in memory of Matthew Siravo who passed away from epilepsy May 11, 2003.
Epilepsy affects 3 million Americans and is the third most common neurological disorder. Nearly 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. One in every 100 Americans will experience a seizure at some point in their lives, while 3% will develop epilepsy.
Applications are now being accepted for the Matthew Siravo Epilepsy Scholarship Award. Two $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. Applicants must be under a doctor’s care for Epilepsy and must be a Rhode Island high school senior applying to or accepted into college. Click Here to print out an application.
Thank you Rite Aid for welcoming The Matty Fund to your KidCents program and for your $10,000 grant to help us support more families touched by epilepsy. For more information on this program please click here.
- The Providence Journal, 12/6/14: Helping R.I. families deal with epilepsy
- Boston Globe, 11/20/14: Governor marks Epilepsy Awareness Month
- WPRI-12, 11/19/14: November declared Epilepsy Awareness Month in RI
- Dan Yorke State of Mind, 11/19/14: The Matty Fund on State of Mind