Epilepsy Foundation announces the second Live Stream ‘Talk About It for Epilepsy!’ Presented by Sunovion Event in partnership with actor Greg Grunberg and CBS Local

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Talk About It for Epilepsy Netathon Presented by Sunovion

Landover, MD – On May 6, 2017, the Epilepsy Foundation and actor/philanthropist Greg Grunberg will host “Talk About It for Epilepsy” Presented by Sunovion, the Foundation’s second online, streaming event. The 8-hour netathon will bring together celebrities, local Epilepsy Foundations, and experts to spread awareness and raise funds for epilepsy. The event will be available on CBS and Epilepsy Foundation digital properties.

The netathon will feature musical performances and interviews with stars from stage, screen, and music on why talking about epilepsy is important. The event will also include epilepsy and seizure experts talking about key epilepsy-related topics. Musical performances will include Band from TV, DJ HAPA, Jessie Payo, Jason Manns, Louden Swain, Alexi Blue, Ninet Tayeb, and more.

“I am really excited to partner again with the Epilepsy Foundation as we talk about it with millions of people. This is a great way to bring together so many of my celebrity friends to rally around a cause so important to me,” said actor Greg Grunberg, the father of a son living with epilepsy and the co-creator of TalkAboutIt.org, a website run by the Epilepsy Foundation. “When attending epilepsy-related events around the world, I often hear people say, ‘We just need to get people talking about epilepsy.’ The netathon provides a unique forum to build excitement around spreading epilepsy awareness as well as celebrate the lives of people with epilepsy.”

Talk About It for Epilepsy! Presented by Sunovion will take place in Los Angeles, California, and will be viewable around the world. Watch parties will webcast from Chicago, Illinois; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Las Vegas, Nevada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Indianapolis, Indiana.

The event will be livestreamed on epilepsy.com, YouTube, TalkAboutIt.org, Twitch.tv (an Amazon company), and CBSlocal.com/epilepsy. Viewers can use and follow the hashtag #Netathon2017 during the event to engage with the online community. The first netathon in 2015 reached more than 800,000 people.

Thank you to our media partner CBS Local, technology partner OWC™, and event production partner Bandwagon Media.

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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. (An unprovoked seizure is one that occurs for no known reason.) 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, at least 3 out of 10 people with epilepsy continue to experience uncontrolled seizures while many more experience less than optimal seizure control.

About Talk About It!

TalkAboutIt.org was created by actor Greg Grunberg in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation. The focus of Talk About It! is to help people better understand and communicate about their epilepsy, raise epilepsy and seizure awareness, and unify the epilepsy community. TalkAboutIt.org features celebrities from television, film, and music alongside epilepsy and seizure experts to fight against misunderstandings and misperceptions about epilepsy.

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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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