A Wine Tasting Benefit was recently held at Le Chateau in South Salem to support the Epilepsy Research Fund (ERF) of The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Tiki Barber, former New York Giant and co-host of The Morning Show, CBS Sports Radio, was the special guest. This event was organized by Chappaqua parents whose children suffer from epilepsy. The funds raised go toward finding a cure for epilepsy, a condition that affects over 50 million people worldwide. One in 100 people have epilepsy and it is more common than autism. It has many forms and can affect any age, although it’s mostly apparent in children and seniors over age 70.
The ERF is led by Dr. Solomon Moshé, also a Chappaqua resident and vice chair of Neurology and director of Pediatric Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology at Montefiore Medical Center. Treating children with epilepsy is a team effort and includes many dedicated professionals who manage their front-line care.