The Epilepsy Foundation is excited to join Athletes vs Epilepsy ambassador Coach Jerry Kill, Epilepsy Advocate, and UCB to #TackleEpilepsy. A social media campaign, #TackleEpilepsy raises awareness and funds to support people living with epilepsy.
The campaign kicked off in January and will share messaging leading up to the Big Game on February 5th. As part of this campaign, UCB will feature a full-page ad on #TackleEpilepsy in the Official 2017 Super Bowl Game Program.
UCB also will be donating $26,000 to the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of #TackleEpilepsy participation. This donation acknowledges the 1 in 26 people in the United States who will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
Help #TackleEpilepsy by Sharing Your Game Face
Join the #TackleEpilepsy campaign and help the Epilepsy Foundation receive a $26,000 donation from UCB:
- Take a photo of your best “game face.”
- Post the photo on Facebook using the hashtag #TackleEpilepsy.
- Tag your friends to spread epilepsy awareness.
- Check out other game faces on the EpilepsyAdvocate Facebook page!
About Coach Jerry Kill
A passionate advocate for epilepsy, Coach Kill was recently hired by Rutgers University as an offensive coordinator. His journey with epilepsy began in 2000 when he experienced his first seizure. Despite the challenge of living with epilepsy, Coach Kill won Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2014 as the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. In 2014, Coach Kill founded the Chasing Dreams Epilepsy Fund and wrote the book Chasing Dreams: Living My Life One Yard at a Time after retiring from the Golden Gophers in 2015. The Epilepsy Foundation presented Coach Kill the Hero of Epilepsy Award in 2016.