EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Despite the winter weather, locals in Eau Claire still took a trip back to the 1980s to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin. One hundred percent of ticket sales from the 80s dance event went to benefit the foundation.
“It's actually warms me up a lot, I have 2 kids that have epilepsy that we take medicine every day and it has been controlled, so it's nice that people came out and braved the weather and were willing donate some time and have some fun,” said Curtis Deprey, the board president.
They have support groups and other resources in the region for those who have been diagnosed with epilepsy. The fundraiser on Sunday was all about raising awareness at a family friendly dance party.
"It's one of those eras that everybody seems to love and we just can't get enough of the 80s so we thought it would be a really successful event to host an 80s theme where people can dress up and come out and enjoy themselves,” said the executive director, Debbie Nichols. The event had non-stop dancing to 80 songs as well as prizes awarded for best 80s costume and best 80s dance moves.