2022 Fundraising Campaign

2022 Fundrasing Campaign

1st October 2022

Dear Friends,

For many years, the Savoy family, through the Savoy Foundation, has been dedicated to funding innovative research projects to find a cure for epilepsy. It is the only private Canadian foundation supporting research across the country. Every year, it gives numerous scholarships and grants to students and doctors across Canada in hopes of finding a remedy. Many of the scholarship recipients have become famous in their field, often as a result of the funding they received from the Foundation. In fact, all of the doctors and scientists on the scientific committee were recipients. Therefore, as a token of appreciation for the scholarship’s they received. They are delighted to give back by serving on the committee.

Since 1971, more than $10 million have been granted to researchers from many different countries working in the field of epilepsy in universities and hospitals across Canada.

Here are some interesting, often unknown facts about epilepsy:

  • It affects 50 million people around the world;
  • Close to 400,000 Canadians suffer from it;
  • Each year, 20,000 new cases are diagnosed, of which 50% are children under the age of 10.
  • Anti-seizure medications only work in 60% of cases while the others have medically intractable seizures.
  • Although much progress has been made, the cause remains unknown in many cases. Without your support, all of our efforts would not be possible. This year, you can make a donation by going to our website: How to Help. Our website also provides you with interesting information and testimonials on the work we do.

    You can also send a cheque in the enclosed return envelope or donate with a VISA credit card.

    Without your support, all of our efforts would not be possible. This year, you can make a donation by going on this page of our website. You can also send a cheque in the enclosed return envelope or donate with a VISA credit card.

    We thank you in advance for your generous support as always.

    George M. Savoy Signature
    George M. Savoy
    Chairman of the Board of Directors