Celebrating Abilities

Creative expression is one of the great joys of life. It has the power to inspire, raise awareness, entertain, and bring people together. Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan's Celebrating Abilities event showcases the many creative talents of people with epilepsy. The evening features food, fun, networking opportunities, and performances and exhibits such as...

  • Singing
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Dancing
  • Poetry Reading
  • Stand-up Comedy
  • Magic
  • Acting
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Scultping
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Woodworking
  • Needlepoint
  • Cross Stitch
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Other Arts & Crafts


This year's event will be held on....
from 6:00 - 9:00 pm 


5000 Fairlane Woods Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

Thank you to our Center Stage Sponsor: Lundbeck

Standard Guest Fee: $10
Performer/Exibitor Fee: $0*
Reduced Fee: please pay what you can at the door

*If you're a person with epilepsy, and you have a creative talent you'd like to share, please contact Russ Derry (ext. 1302), or he will contact you upon receiving your registration. Due to space and time limitations, we cannot guarantee that all performance and exhibitor requests will be granted. People who shared their talents at last year's event are encouraged to do so again, but we ask that the material you perform or exhibit be mostly new. 

Who Should Attend?

  • People with epilepsy (adults or kids) who have a creative talent to share
  • People with epilepsy who want to meet others with similar interests and experiences
  • Friends and family members
  • Professionals who work with people who have epilepsy
  • People who love the arts
  • Anyone else who wants to be inspired

Our first annual event, held on April 25, 2013, was a wonderful combination of creativity, inspiration, positivity, and sharing. Over 130 people attended from all over the state. The following are some pictures to give you a sense of the evening:

Watch a video highlighting the 2013 performers

See the entire photo album