The Timmins and District Hospital ( TDH ) Sleep/EEG Lab hosted an open house from 10:00 Am-12:00 Pm in partnership with the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre. They have partnered to raise funds for the ‘Walk or Run for Fun for Epilepsy” fundraiser event. The open house is to present the fundraising efforts by the Sleep/EEG Lab, the history of the walk/run event, the services offered at the centre, the importance of partnerships with community services, and the integration of services that result in quality patient care.This year marks the fifth annual “Run or Walk for Fun for Epilepsy” event. All funds raised are to support the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre and those affected with Epilepsy in our community. Participants can walk or run, make a donation, sponsor a walker/runner, or enter a team. On Saturday, June 15th, 2013, the 10 km walk/run will take place around Gilles Lake, beginning at 733 Ross Ave, East. It’s followed by a BBQ and children’s face painting. The TADH Sleep/EEG Lab got involved to not only raise funds and participate but to also raise awareness alongside the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre. “The partnership between TADH and The Seizure and Brain Injury Centre is an example of the quality services that are required in our community” said Natalie Collins, Registered Respiratory Therapist and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, Timmins and District Hospital. “We all envision the type of community we want to live in but to make that happen, we must all be willing to step up to the plate - businesses and citizens alike. TADH is taking a leadership role in modeling what is necessary to create the community that we, as an organization, envision”. Helping to present information at the open house from TADH are Kerry Gorman, Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and Natalie Collins, Registered Respiratory Therapist and Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. The focus of their presentation is the importance of working in partnerships with community services, and the integration of services that result in quality patient care. “Integration of services is important in maintaining the continuity of care that will ultimately result in better quality care for the citizens of Timmins", said Kerry Gorman, Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, Timmins and District Hospital. Presenting information from the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre are Rhonda Latendresse, Executive Director, Shawn Hann, and Mikaela Morell, a scholarship recipient from Epilepsy Ontario. “A big part of this is having awareness of Epilepsy and letting the public know our centre exists”, said Rhonda Latendresse, Executive Director of the Seizure and Brain Injury Centre. “We're here to provided services and programs to anyone with either a seizure disorder or acquired brain injury". Part of the TADH Sleep/EEG Lab fundraising effort is a challenge for each department at the Timmins and District Hospital to raise the most funds. The winning department will receive a free pizza party from Topper’s Pizza. Also present at the open house are Laurie-Anne Tremblay and Janie Hyde of Sears Hair Studio, Claude Roy from Motion Specialties, and Sylvie Dubosq from Mediags. All businesses have contributed to the fundraiser.