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Shopko named as kick-off partner for Lemonade for Livy

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Epilepsy Foundation's Lemonade for Livy initiative has named national retail chain Shopko as its official kick-off partner. Originally established in Clearwater, Fla., to support Olivia "Livy" Scheinman, Lemonade for Livy raise...

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Epilepsy Foundation’s Lemonade for Livy initiative has named national retail chain Shopko as its official kick-off partner.

 

Originally established in Clearwater, Fla., to support Olivia “Livy” Scheinman, Lemonade for Livy raises awareness and money for epilepsy via lemonade stands all over the country. Livy was diagnosed with multifocal partial epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities shortly after birth.

To honor Livy and other people with epilepsy, more than 380 Shopko stores will join the initiative from Wednesday to July 15 and collect donations at the register.

 

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Additionally, more than 75 stores will host lemonade stands on June 24. Lemonade will be donated by Arizona Beverages and served by Epilepsy Foundation volunteers. Shoppers at participating stores can purchase lemonade between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and all proceeds will go to the store’s local Epilepsy Foundation organization. In addition, the Shopko Foundation will match all proceeds from the lemonade stands.

 

“Our growing partnership with Shopko is very unique because it significantly broadens the Epilepsy Foundation’s ability to reach more families across the country, educating the public about the impact of epilepsy and seizures,” said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to partner with the entire Shopko team in this important campaign. The outstanding management and staff at Shopko retail stores generously provide customers the opportunity to directly support research and new therapies for epilepsy through their purchases while also enjoying a glass of lemonade.”

 

“The Epilepsy Foundation provides critical support to families across the country, so Shopko is proud to partner with the organization on its ‘Lemonade for Livy’ campaign,” said Julian Day, Shopko CEO. “Simple acts of kindness, such as donating to this campaign while visiting Shopko, are important to the success of the communities we are privileged to serve.”

 

To support and host your own lemonade stand, please visit Epilepsy.com/LemonadeForLivy .

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