Epilepsy Foundation Indiana Hosting Walk to Raise Awareness and Funds for People Living with Epilepsy

Monday, May 15, 2017
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Indianapolis, IN – On June 3, 2017, Epilepsy Foundation Indiana will host the 2017 Indiana Walk/Run for Epilepsy in Fort Harrison Park at 9:00 a.m. ET. The event will raise money to help support those in Indiana impacted by the daily challenges of living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation Indiana has hosted the event for over 10 years.

Proceeds from this event will help provide free seizure education training, youth and family programs, advocacy efforts, and funding for new treatments and therapies. The fundraising goal for the event is $20,000.

“In addition to raising much needed funds, this event will help raise visibility and awareness for epilepsy,” said Dianna Miller-Wilson, executive director of Epilepsy Foundation Indiana. “It also provides people living with epilepsy and their families an opportunity to connect with others in the community. They can see that they are not alone and that we are all in this together.”

The kid-friendly event will feature the Ice Cream Bus, a combination school bus and ice cream truck, a photo booth, and Ruby, a therapy dog that lives with epilepsy. Jonathan Scheinman, the Epilepsy Foundation’s senior director of community development, will attend to share information about joining Kids Crew, an Epilepsy Foundation awareness and advocacy initiative for kids.

Walkers will also have a chance to meet stock-car driver Josh Casse and see his purple stock car that he races to raise epilepsy awareness.

Epilepsy Foundation Indiana would like to thank their current event sponsors: Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, LivaNova VNS Therapy®, St. Vincent Neuroscience Institute, Sunovion, Meijer, Community Health Network, and Franciscan St. Francis.  

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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 Epilepsy Foundation Indiana

Epilepsy Foundation Indiana was created in 2006 to offer education, advocacy and support for the nearly 100,000 Indiana residents affected by seizure disorders.  

Epilepsy Foundation Indiana programs include free seizure recognition & first aid trainings, Studio E art therapy, youth & family programs, support groups, a family weekend camp at Camp for Courageous Kids, and a Community Awareness Day of educational resources. In addition, Epilepsy Foundation Indiana has several Community Action Network groups across Indiana - engaging and empowering volunteers to raise awareness and help move Epilepsy Foundation Indiana's mission forward.

Epilepsy Foundation Indiana fundraising events are also designed to raise awareness and educate the public about epilepsy. Events include "An Evening for Epilepsy" gala and the Indiana Epilepsy Walk/Run.  

Epilepsy Foundation Indiana's mission 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.

About the Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 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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Dianna Miller-Wilson
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(317) 544-9097
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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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