Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow; a simple concept that means a great deal to those involved with the independent nonprofit organization Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE). Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow is EFNE’s Vision Statement which is taken to heart by the people the organization benefits and those who volunteer their time, including NAI Hunneman North Team broker Jim Boudrot.
EFNE aims to overcome challenges faced by those with epilepsy and their families by assisting with decision regarding care, daily activities, employment, community participation, and other tasks and responsibilities.
Jim maintains a particular interest in pediatric epilepsy and has been involved with EFNE for many years. In July of 2016 he was named Chairman of the Board, spearheading the dozens of events EFNE hosts throughout the year.
Most recently, Jim and his family led the charge and recruited other NAI Hunneman employees to participate in the Thompson Island 4K Trail Run. Jim explains, “NAI Hunneman has been tremendously supportive of EFNE in every way. Team Hunneman has collectively: donated thousands of dollars; helped secure powerful new relationships & sponsors; and physically participated in many of the Foundation’s charitable events.”
Boudrot and team NAI Hunneman raised over $5,000 for this year’s race. This is equivalent to the tuition for 5 kids with epilepsy to go to camp for an entire week next summer, 50 people to get assistance from the EFNE helpline, and 1:1 coaching for people with epilepsy to meet their career goals.
The largest event scheduled is the Candlelight Dinner and Auction held at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. According to Boudrot this event always sells out and this year they’re expecting over 350 people.
Another highlight of the year is the upcoming Joseph’s Hope benefit concert in Natick on October 22nd. Sponsored by NAI Hunneman, Sage Therapeutics, Alexandria Real Estate Equities; this event features a raffle, appetizers, and a costume contest for children. The live music will be provided by Sage Against the Machine, Tsunami of Sound & Aideen O’Donnell.
For more information on Joseph’s Hope visit http://www.epilepsynewengland.org/josephs-hope