Published: Nov 16, 2013 10:20 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Monday, you can attend a luncheon to benefit the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation, a local group dedicated to fighting seizures, one child at a time.

Foundation members say epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, and more than 3 million people in the U.S., at an estimated cost of 15.5 billion dollars a year.

“We are hosting a gala to shine a light on this devastating disease, raising money to help provide research, education and awareness” said Susan Noble, founder of Epilepsy Warriors Foundation. Epilepsy Warriors is made up of parents, caregivers of children, teens, young adults and adults who suffer from seizures, and have been diagnosed with Epilepsy.

“Join us as we continue to build Bridges within our community and work to cross the Bridge of Hope,” says Noble.

Noble joined us on WINK News Weekend to talk about Monday's event, and introduce us to Tori Longo, this year's "face of Epilepsy."

The event takes place at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, and tickets are $100 each. Visit: for information.