Navigation Links
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Celebrates National Epilepsy Awareness Month with the Walk to End Epilepsy
Date:11/12/2013

Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 12, 2013

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles celebrates National Epilepsy Awareness Month by hosting the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 17th at the Rose Bowl.

The Walk is expected to draw nearly 3,000 walkers, raise funds for the fight against epilepsy and honor the 160,000 families in the region who live with seizures.

“The Walk to End Epilepsy is an incredible way to honor individuals and families affected by epilepsy and inspire everyone to join this fight,” said Susan Pietsch-Escueta, executive director, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. “We are deeply grateful to our Walk participants for joining us each year. Their support allows us to provide ongoing care in our region and fund crucial treatment and research that we hope will one day end all epilepsies.”    

Money raised through the event supports the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles in its mission to connect families, stop seizures and find cures. This includes research, the training of epilepsy specialists, a helpline for families affected, and school and community outreach so everyone knows more about epilepsy and seizure first aid.

This year’s Walk, sponsored by Shangri-La Construction/Webcor Builders and Eisai, hopes to raise over $400,000. Other corporate sponsors include Cyberonics, Wedbush, Lundbeck, Toyota Financial Services, First Foundation Bank and UCB. The event marks its fourth consecutive year at the Rose Bowl. It features a noncompetitive 5K run/walk and 1-mile stroll, games, live music, food trucks, and epilepsy education including a walk-through brain and a free comic book, MediKidz Explain Epilepsy, which aims to educate young people and eliminate the misunderstanding associated with epilepsy.

For more information or to register for the Walk, visit http://www.walktoendepilepsy.org. Registration is $25.

Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the U.S. and 65 million worldwide. This year, another 200,000 people in our country will be diagnosed with epilepsy and more people will die from seizure-related causes than from breast cancer.

About the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles                                            
Established in 1957 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY® and the burden of seizures. Our fundraising and community efforts support care, advocacy and education, today, while investing in research and hope for tomorrow. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is part of a nationwide network of affiliates, which are stronger together with the recent merger of the Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Therapy Project. Visit us online at ENDEPILEPSY.org. ‘Like’ END EPILEPSY on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/endepilepsy and follow us on Twitter at @EndEpilepsy.

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11326215.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA Quarterback Brett Hundley Invites Fans to Join Team Hundley and Walk to End Epilepsy
2. North Shore-LIJ Epilepsy Center is Among the First in US and the First in New York Metro Area to Offer Combined Minimally-Invasive Surgical Procedures
3. The Village, a Novel, Help to Educate Schools and Communities on Epilepsy Awareness
4. Angelenos Invited to Tweet Their Feet, Share Their Favorite Footwear for the Walk to End Epilepsy
5. SSD Attorney from Heard & Smith to Deliver Presentation on SSD/SSI Issues at Epilepsy Foundation in Austin on September 25, 2013
6. Many neurologists unaware of safety risks related to anti-epilepsy drugs
7. Study links mental illness to early death in people with epilepsy
8. Accurate prognosis for epilepsy patients
9. Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location
10. Depression common among children with temporal lobe epilepsy
11. New imaging techniques used to help patients suffering from epilepsy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... ... A medical home care program found that having a single accessible point person ... While this may not sound surprising, a recent two year medical home pilot study ... uncovered several surprising outcomes based on a simple formatted healthcare delivery system. , ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... ... Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, President of Women’s Excellence discusses a new weight ... airs on Wednesday, July 17ths at 7pm. The show podcast will be available ... discuss the challenges that women face when it comes to weight loss and any ...
(Date:7/13/2019)... ... July 13, 2019 , ... ZALO , the leading ... innovative rechargeable vibrator and clitoral massager. To view the product and its accompanying video ... and most advanced, personal massagers to people around the world,” said Mara Epstein, director ...
(Date:7/13/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... July 12, 2019 , ... ... announced the launch of its proprietary patient management platform, Ospitek “View”. Ospitek has ... center executives to deliver a fully customizable, intelligent, solution made specifically for surgical ...
(Date:7/13/2019)... ... July 12, 2019 , ... China Focus ... Center , sponsored by Hangzhou Investment Promotion Bureau, Fox Rothschild LLP, MORE Health ... The conference attracted Fosun Pharmaceuticals, WuXi Biologics, Kelun Pharmaceutical, Harbin Pharmaceuticals, Fountain Medical, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2019)... ... ... It’s not hard to see the advantages of being an optimist. Research ... happier, and even healthier. Optimism can also be infectious. Walk into a room filled ... more to optimism, however, than the positive mindset and hopeful outlook. A recent study ...
(Date:7/19/2019)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... July ... ... BayMark Health Services company, announced this week the acquisition of KSPS Medical ... Middletown, KY near Louisville and Bowling Green, KY. The facility, established in ...
(Date:7/19/2019)... ... July 19, 2019 , ... Cloudticity, a pioneer in providing ... Senior Vice President of Business Development. , Whaley will work with healthcare ... technology. , As a technology leader with more than 20 years of experience, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: