Green Bay Packers Quarterback Brett Hundley Becomes Athletes vs Epilepsy Ambassador

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Landover, Maryland The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to announce Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley is officially an Athletes vs Epilepsy ambassador

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The Epilepsy Foundation’s Athletes vs Epilepsy initiative is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans to support new therapies and research for people with epilepsy. The initiative brings awareness in all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.

The Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin kicked off this partnership with Hundley at Lambeau Field on July 20, 2017.  At the event, Hundley and the families exchanged inspiring stories. Some lucky children even got to arm wrestle and take photos with Hundley. Children also asked Hundley questions about epilepsy and football. 

“I am honored to be an Athletes vs Epilepsy ambassador,” Hundley said. “The Epilepsy Foundation is an amazing organization to be a part of and this particular program resonates with me. I’m asking everyone to get involved and help me raise awareness for epilepsy through athletics. Join us. Fundraise. Get out there!”

“Brett has been an integral part of raising awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation. We are grateful for his continued support and are excited to continue our partnership through the Athletes vs Epilepsy program,” said Nichole Manning-Ashe, director of Athletes vs Epilepsy.   

During football season, Hundley will be supporting the program via social media. Post season, he will play a larger part of upcoming events.

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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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About the Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin

The Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

Contact Name: 
Liz Brasington MPH
Contact Phone: 
(301) 918-3783
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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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