Meetings/Webinars/Announcements/Take Action

Upcoming Support Group Meetings and Educational Webinars

Across the U.S. and Canada, Support Groups bring people together to share their feelings of living with Willis-Ekbom disease, formerly known as restless legs syndrome or RLS, to discuss ways to communicate with their families and friends about this disorder, to learn about the latest treatments, and to arm themselves with information to educate healthcare providers about Willis-Ekbom disease. The Foundation is also providing free Webinars to help educate those living with WED/RLS on various topics. All the support group meetings and Webinars are free to attend. Here are upcoming meetings:

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Webinar: Augmentation & WED/RLS

Speaker:  Dr. Richard Allen
Date:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Recording of Augmentation Presentation (now available in Members Only section)

Augmentation PowerPoint Handout (coming soon to Members Only section)

Question and Answer Session (coming soon to Members Only section)

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Santa Cruz WED/RLS Support Group
Date:  Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m. PDT
Topic: Stress and Sleep
Guest Speaker: Dr. Toni Masri

Central Coast Sleep Disorder Center
Where: Aptos Library-Community Room
7695 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA

For more information contact: Daria at (831) 465-0586 or email her at: daria@rlsgroups.org

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Idaho WED/RLS Support Group Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 16
Time: 3 p.m. MT
Location:  St. Luke’s Boise
Anderson Center South Tower, 5th Fl, Owyhee Room
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID

For more information, please contact Linda at (661) 341-0530 or linda@rlsgroups.org
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Marlins vs. Rangers: you’re invited!

WED Foundation member Lior Goldstein is holding a fundraiser you won’t want to miss! Purchase a ticket to the August 19 Miami Marlins vs. Texas Rangers game, and 25 percent of your purchase will be donated to the WED Foundation. Tickets are only $21 and must be purchased from flmarlinswed@gmail.com. Following his long journey to diagnosis, Goldstein organized the fundraiser to make a difference for others with WED/RLS. Read more on his blog post or view flyer here.

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Bay Area/Fremont California  Support Group Meeting

Date:  Wed., September 24, 2014
Time:  4:15 PM – 5:15 PM PST
Speaker:  Dr. Nitun Verma
Location:  Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders
2500 Mowry Ave
Anderson Auditorium “A”
Fremont, CA

Please RSVP by calling (510) 248-1430. 

For more information contact:  (510) 248-1430 or www.washingtonsleep.com
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Southern California WED/RLS Support Group Meeting

Date:  Sunday, October 5
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where:  St. Mary’s Medical Center-Health Enhancement Center
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA
Guest Speaker:  Fred Burbank, CEO of Sensory Medical, Inc.
Topic:  RelaxisTM vibration pad for RLS sleep improvement

For more information contact:  Susan Schlichting at 310-792-2952 or email her at: susan@rlsgroups.org

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Webinar: Drug Action & WED/RLS

Speaker: Jacquelyn Bainbridge, PharmD
Date:  Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. PT, 3 p.m. MT, 4 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. ET

Register here

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2014 Skagit Valley WED/RLS Support Group Meetings 

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 10 AM
Topic: Sharing Our Experiences
Location: Island Hospital in Anacortes
1211 24 St-Hospital Annex
Conference Rooms 1, 2, & 3
Anacortes, WA

For more information regarding the upcoming meetings, please contact any member of the Steering Committee Team: Charlotte (Anacortes) 293-7328; Marge (Anacortes) 293-0742; Sara (Burlington) 757-2248; Gary (N. Whidbey 679-1824; or Beverly (N. Whidbey) 675-6912.
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Idaho WED/RLS Support Group Meeting

Date:  Saturday, November 15
Time: 3 p.m. MT
Location: St. Luke’s Boise
Anderson Center South Tower, 5th Fl, Ada-1
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID

For more information, please contact Linda at (661) 341-0530 or linda@rlsgroups.org