Join the Epilepsy Foundation Metro DC for its First Ever Virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY

Monday, April 13, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT

The Epilepsy Foundation Metro DC is hosting its nationwide Walk to END EPILEPSY® D.C. originally planned on the National Mall as a Virtual Walk to raise funds in support of the 74,000 people in Metro DC living with epilepsy. The virtual Walk provides a platform for people with epilepsy and their families to “walk” and share their stories to create awareness and raise funds to END EPILEPSY. Instead of walking in person, everyone will be walking virtually in their own neighborhood, on their treadmill, or wherever they choose. Participants will have the freedom and choice to join in whatever capacity they are able to do so. The Virtual Walk is made possible by the following sponsors: Greenwich Biosciences (Nationwide Presenting Sponsor), Eisai Co., Ltd (Nationwide Signature Sponsor), and UCB (Washington, DC Signature Sponsor).

WHEN

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. ET

WHERE

In your living room, backyard, front lawn. Register today at www.walktoendepilepsy.org/dc.

ACTIVITIES/ VISUALS

  • Participants will have the chance to win an Apple iPad
  • Meet the leadership from the Epilepsy Foundation and the Metro DC executive director and learn about initiatives and programs throughout the country and in the DC Metro area
  • Be motivated by stories of hope from the epilepsy community
  • Learn about epilepsy

WHY

Even in times like these, seizures don’t stop, and neither has the fight to END EPILEPSY. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. In the U.S., there are more than twice as many people who live with epilepsy than with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis, combined. Yet, epilepsy receives one-tenth the research funding than any one of those disorders.

ABOUT EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

Epilepsy Foundation Metro DC is a chapter of the national Epilepsy Foundation working to develop and implement programs and services for people with epilepsy in the DC metro area. The Epilepsy Foundation Metro DC is dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by seizures through support, advocacy and education in Washington, DC; Montgomery County, MD; and Prince George’s County, MD.

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

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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