2018 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference

Watch Community Day of the 2018 Edition of the Epilepsy Foundation Conference, Live from San Francisco on Saturday, February 24

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Support Epilepsy Foundation at Your Nearest CrossFit Gym

Join in on the National ‘Move Mountains’ Work Out of the Day from September 1st - November 21st
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Landover, MDAthletes vs. Epilepsy announces its first CrossFit charity challenge that will celebrate the one year anniversary of CrossFit Games athlete, Jenny LaBaw’s “Move Mountains” run across the state of Colorado for epilepsy awareness. Anyone can participate at home or at their local CrossFit gym to help benefit epilepsy research and awareness.

Epilepsy impacts 1 in 26 people at some point in the life and helping people live life to their fullest potential is the ultimate goal with Jenny’s “Move Mountains” campaign. This year she has created a special workout designed for anyone to complete at a CrossFit gym or at *home. The gym workout includes:

  • 1-Mile Run
  • 26 Burpee Box Jumps
  • 26 Strict Pull-Ups
  • 26 Thrusters
  • 26 Knee to Elbows
  • 26 Kettlebell Swings  16kg/24kg

*Individuals can sign up at AthletesVsEpilepsy.com to see the at home workout.

On October 19th the campaign will encourage as many people as possible to help raise funds and participate in the workout routines together, across the nation. “I have learned in my life that we can’t accomplish anything on our own. Living most of my life ashamed of this demon they call epilepsy, I hid, I fought a silent battle, and I’ve won,” said Jenny LaBaw, Epilepsy Foundation’s Athletes vs. Epilepsy Ambassador and professional athlete. “Last year I ran 500 miles across Colorado for epilepsy awareness. This year, I am asking you to please join me in raising awareness so we can move mountains together, today.”

To participate: Visit Move Mountains Web Page, donate $25 or more by September 15thand you will receive a Move Mountains tank or t-shirt. The first 300 to signup will receive a Reebok Move Mountains tank or t-shirt.

To learn more about Athletes vs Epilepsy please visit: www.athletesvsepilepsy.com

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About Epilepsy

When a person has two unprovoked seizures or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more, they are considered to have epilepsy. Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the U.S. and 65 million worldwide. This year, another 150,000 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite all available treatments, 4 out of 10 people with epilepsy continue to experience uncontrolled seizures while many more experience less than optimal seizure control.

About the Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the U.S., has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is: to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential. For additional information, please visit epilepsy.com.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

 
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