Join Actor and Longtime Epilepsy Advocate, Greg Grunberg, for a Facebook Live with the Epilepsy Foundation

Thursday, April 16, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT

Actor and friend of the Epilepsy Foundation, Greg Grunberg (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” “A Star is Born,” “Star Trek Beyond”), is hosting a Facebook Live with the Epilepsy Foundation. Greg will discuss his work helping people talk about epilepsy (TalkAboutIt.org), his movies, TV shows and ongoing efforts to support everyone impacted by this brain disorder.

WHEN

Tuesday, April 21, at 8 pm ET

WHERE

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationofAmerica

Participants will have the opportunity to ask Greg questions.

WHY

Even in times like these, seizures don’t stop, and neither has the fight to END EPILEPSY®. Over a lifetime, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure, and 1 in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Greg’s 23-year-old son has had epilepsy for most of his life. Greg is passionate about the cause and committed to creating awareness to help raise funds for research, services and education.

ABOUT EPILEPSY

According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.4 million people in the United States are affected by epilepsy. It is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce seizures which are sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that disrupt brain functions.

ABOUT THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

With a network of nearly 50 partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY®. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding $68.7 million for epilepsy research and supporting 3,091 epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. To learn more, visit epilepsy.com or call 1.800.332.1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact Name: 
Jackie Aker
Contact Phone: 
(310) 846-9272
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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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