Judy Rae

Beach Charity – Epipalooza benefits

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The Mira Costa End Epilepsy Club raised $20,000 last month with a concert featuring local bands at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. The club was formed last year by Mira Costa sophomore Slater Heindrich, who has juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. 

“I’ve lived with multiple seizures since I was 10 years old, and while medications have helped, that is not the case for others who live with hundreds of seizures a day,” Heidrich said. Over 160,000 people in Greater Los Angeles have epilepsy, Heidrich noted.

Local bands performed for the more than 100 attendees. LA Kings’ Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick donated autographed jerseys. Kings general manager Rob Blake donated Kings tickets. The Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Chargers donated game tickets and Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg donated an autographed Pennywise skateboard.  The Hermosa Beach Ironman donated $1000.  

Photos by Kat Monk (KatMonk.com) 

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