Welcome to Callie’s Cause

We are the Addison Family — Ryan, Darlene, Bodie and Callie. Callie has epilepsy. This site is dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness and money to help offset our medical costs and help fund programs and research of the UCLA Pediatric Neurology.

Read Callie's story.

2015 End Epilepsy Fundraiser: We’re Doing It Again!

It’s 2015 and we’re repeating our successful “end Epliespy” fundraiser. We’d love your support at either or both of these important events!

Paddle-Run-Paddle

Ryan is going all out on a paddle-run-paddle physical challenge.

When: March 13-15
Where: Palos Verdes, Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island

Duke’s Malibu

Please join us for an event of live music, appetizers, a no-host bar and a silent auction to help raise money for epilepsy research!

When: Friday, March 27, 6pm – 10pm
Where: Duke’s Malibu, Ocean Room

All proceeds will go to UCLA Foundation Pediatric Epilepsy Project.

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2014: An Epic Day to End Epilepsy!

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My Physical Challenge to raise awareness and money to help end epilepsy was a major success. We had a total show up of 53 Callie’s Cause paddlers and runners, including from Hawaii, Tennessee, South Carolina and all over California.

In total, we completed 70.2 miles of paddling and running over 3 days — all injury-free. The sky was clear and sunny and all the conditions we needed for a success race were perfect. The paddle was incredible. We were escorted by dolphins most of the way. The marathon was beautiful, but pure torture.

Theresa McDowell on Catalina looked after us all very well — thanks “Mother Theresa”! Also the biggest shout out to Joe Bark for making this whole thing happen. He’s just an incredible person with remarkable passion and a huge heart.

Darlene and I are still stunned on all the love and participation from people who joined us on this epic journey. Our pain and fatigue that week end doesn’t even come close to what a child with epilepsy goes through every seizure.

Check out the photos below. Then kindly consider making a donation to help end epilepsy once and for all!

2014: Support our Fundraisers for Epilepsy and Callie’s Cause

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We’d love your support at either or both of our upcoming epilepsy fundraisers!

Duke’s Malibu

Please join us for an event of live music, appetizers, a no-host bar and a silent auction to help raise money for epilepsy research!

When: Friday, March 7, 6pm – 10pm
Where: Duke’s Malibu, Ocean Room

Paddle-Run-Paddle

Ryan is going all out on a paddle-run-paddle physical challenge.

When: March 14-16
Where: Palos Verdes, Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island

All proceeds will go to UCLA Foundation Pediatric Epilepsy Project.