Daniel Dougherty, Epilepsy Advocate and Public Speaker, will be honored with The Charley & Peggy Roach Founders' Award, at the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA Gala, February 6, 2015.
Dougherty's story, Living with Epilepsy, was featured on Neurology Now, HealthCentral, and PA Independent Living.
Charley and Peggy Roach, lifelong Philadelphia residents, left an imprint on the business and philanthropic communities. Charley was a residential builder and developer prior to WWII and founded the real estate firm Roach Brothers in 1948. The firm is currently known as Prudential Fox Roach. Peggy was active in numerous charitable and community endeavors.
In the early seventies, both Charley and Peggy realized the area lacked resources for those diagnosed with epilepsy/seizure disorders and their families. Along with others with the same concern, the Roach’s founded the Epilepsy Foundation of Philadelphia in 1972 and their family continues to volunteer with the organization. The EFEPA proudly presents the Charley and Peggy Roach Founders’ Award to a volunteer who has made strides in the epilepsy community.