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Jun 5, 2024

The 3rd Annual Cameron Boyce Foundation, Hosts Red Carpet + Event For ‘Cam For A Cause’

‘Cam For a Cause,’ seeks to aid awareness for epilepsy, this year Hollywood saw the foundation’s 3rd annual charity gala.

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Cameron Boyce Foundation’s 3rd Annual Cam for a Cause Gala was held at The Beehive, in Los Angeles on June 02, 2024 . Press Pass LA was on hand to chat with your favorite celebrities on the red carpet, about what showing up for the Cameron Boyce foundation means to them. This year’s gala saw Taylor Lautner honored with TCBF’s Youth Empowerment Award which was presented by Maya Boyce and Yara Shahidi.  

The Cameron Boyce Foundation (TCBF)was established in July of 2019 after actor Cameron Boyce (Descendants) died in his sleep at the age of 20, due to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Patients).  Cameron only had five seizures in his lifetime: the first at age 17 with the last at age 20.  1 in 26 people are living with epilepsy,  and more than 1 in 1000 will die from SUDEP. 

Since its inception The Cameron Boyce Foundation has raised more than $1 million dollars, and has led successful awareness campaigns such as NOW WHAT?! And #EpilepsyStrong, shining a much-needed spotlight on a disease that has far too long lurked in the shadows.  TCBF has also partnered with CURE Epilepsy to fund annual research grants, with the inaugural Cameron Boyce Foundation Taking Flight Award going to Dr. Christina Reschke (RCSI School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences and FutureNeuro), for her research into the restoration of circadian function as a therapy for epilepsy.  The CURE Epilepsy Cameron Boyce SUDEP Research Award, a two year research grant, was given to Dr. David Auerbach (SUNY Upstate Medical University). Dr. Auerbach’s research titled, “Cardiac and Automatic Pathological Markers for Arrhythmias and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Patients,” will use analytical tools that are well accepted in the cardiac field, but new to the study of epilepsy and SUDEP to identify epilepsy patient populations at risk of cardiac-related SUDEP.