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Thank you to URI College of Business, URI Athletics Department and the Men’s Basketball Team for celebrating Epilepsy Awareness Month with us at the Purple Out at the Ryan Center November 16, 2016. Men’s Basketball took on Brown University and triumphed with a 79-72 win! Thank you for demonstrating victory for us and to the URI College of Business together with their partner Parsons Kellogg for raising over $15,000 for our programs here at The Matty Fund. Click here for more photos of the night.
Thank you BankRI for their sponsorship of Epilepsy Awareness Month by sponsoring our awareness commercials on WJAR NBC10. If you haven’t seen it air, please see it HERE !
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.
GreatNonprofits named The Matty Fund TOP-RATED NONPROFIT in 2015 and 2016!
- The Westerly Sun 4/2/15: Matty Fund grant will aid VA Medical Center in epilepsy research, treatment
- 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
Our MissionThe Matty Fund ® will provide family resources, raise epilepsy awareness, promote patient safety and improve the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy
We are a Rite Aid KidCents Charity!