purple-ribbon-150One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. The condition doesn’t play favorites: People are diagnosed with epilepsy at any age and it can be triggered by a wide range of factors.

As part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Chicago Wolves are determined to broaden the conversation of this condition and to raise funds to cure it.

The Wolves are hosting Epilepsy Awareness Night, presented by Heidenhain, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. The first 2,500 fans to enter Allstate Arena that night receive a purple Wendell Young T-shirt, courtesy of Heidenhain. Wendell and Paula Young’s older son, Matthew, was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 22 in the summer of 2013.

Fans who can’t attend the Nov. 22 game, but want to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, can buy a T-shirt for $20. Call Courtney Mahoney at 847-832-1950 or email cbmahoney@chicagowolves.com to make a purchase.

At every Wolves game in November, fans can participate in an auction for the chance to go to iFLY in Rosemont on Dec. 11 and enjoy indoor skydiving with Wolves general manager Wendell Young. Auction proceeds also benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.

He never expected it, but since Chicago Wolves general manager Wendell Young learned his son has epilepsy, his family has begun a new journey of education and diligence.

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