Epilepsy Canada

We’ve extended Betsy’s legacy on behalf of Epilepsy Canada this month!

Who is Betsy? She’s a trusty 2004 Mercedes C240. You’ll want to see how this beloved car did on behalf of this heartwork…

Betsy revs it up for charity

On paper it appeared that the Mercedes was better off recycled than going through our re-sale process. She was simply too old, and the mileage too high for re-sale — or so thought! Betsy was about to prove us wrong.

What do we do if a car isn’t quite scrap ready, but cannot be auctioned off? We connect with our capable recycle/re-sale agents! These companies (local to the donation area) are one of the reasons we can draw the high donations we do. Our agents go the extra mile, assessing each car on its own merits. If they deem it recycle-ready, they’ll scrap the car. However, if they see re-sale value in the car or truck they’ll put it up for bids. Their contacts in the industry are vast. Moreover, they seek out the buyer that will offer the most money for the car.

They went to work on our donor’s behalf. Betsy went up for bids, and it paid off!

Epilepsy Canada benefits

Sold! Thanks to a happy buyer, a donation of over $700.00 was made. Donor’s choose their charities in our program. For our Mercedes donor, Epilepsy Canada was the charity of choice!

Here’s what EC has to say about Epilepsy itself,

“Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that is defined by unprovoked seizures. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have two unprovoked seizures. However, these were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition. For example, alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar can bring on a seizure. Seizures in epilepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency. Notably, the cause is usually unknown.

Approximately 360,000 Canadians live with epilepsy. It affects 1-in-100 people worldwide. Many people with epilepsy have more than one type of seizure. Additionally, they may have other symptoms of neurological problems as well.”

The mission

Epilepsy Canada is dedicated to positively affecting the lives of those living with epilepsy. It undertakes education and awareness activities. These build understanding, acceptance and hope for those effected by epileptic seizures or SUDEP. SUDEP is Sudden Unexplained Death from Epilepsy. ¬†Furthermore, EC’s active financial support of research aims to help the Canadian neurology community find a cure for epilepsy.

The organization depends on donor and volunteer support for the continued development and delivery of its research grant programs.

Partnering with Betsy’s legacy

Does this charity resonate with your own values? Or touch into the story of your own life? When you have a car, truck, van, SUV, or motorcycle you’re ready to donate, keep us in mind!

Curious to learn more? Check us out on Facebook or Google reviews to get more insight into what we do. By way of tooting our own car horn a little, we have an A+ rating through the BBB. Furthermore, we often receive 5 star reviews from donors. We love working alongside Canadians in their efforts to live generously all through disrupted times.

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