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Joel Schlessinger MD Donates to Northwestern University Dance Marathon

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Joel Schlessinger MD supports the Northwestern University Dance Marathon with a monetary donation.

Monetary donations to the Northwestern University Dance Marathon are distributed to the beneficiaries of this year’s event, the Daddy Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation. Joel Schlessinger MD made a donation to support the mission of this fundraiser, organized by students of Northwestern University, where his son Daniel Schlessinger is currently a student in the 7-year combination undergraduate/medical program.

The donation made by Joel Schlessinger MD will help promote epilepsy awareness and the improvement of Evanston.

Northwestern University Dance Marathon is one of the largest student-run philanthropies in the nation and has raised more than $13 million for over 30 different beneficiaries since its founding in 1975. This year, the dance marathon partnered with the Danny Did Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation as its primary and secondary beneficiaries.

The Danny Did Foundation was created by the parents of Danny Stanton, who died in his sleep at the age of 4 due to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). SUDEP affects nearly three million Americans and 50 million people worldwide, but is not well understood. It is the goal of this organization to bring awareness to the issue of epilepsy and mainstream seizure detection and prediction devices.

The Evanston Community Foundation is dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future through endowments, grant-making and leadership in community issues. Northwestern University Dance Marathon chose to partner with this foundation as it’s the location of the university’s campus and a large support system to the institution and its students.

During the dance marathon, which takes place on March 8-10, 2013, participating students will be dancing for 30 straight hours as they raise money and awareness. If you would like to submit a monetary donation or learn more about this event, visit the Northwestern University Dance Marathon website.

Joel Schlessinger MD supports educational institutions and their philanthropic missions.

Improving education programs and supporting philanthropies across the country is important to Dr. Joel Schlessinger. This specific mission not only benefits Northwestern University, but the lives of those affected by epilepsy.

In the past, Joel Schlessinger MD has supported educational institutions including Baylor College, Bellevue University and Brown University.

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