Join Actor Pearce Joza for an Instagram Live with the Epilepsy Foundation on May 26

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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WHAT

Actor Pearce Joza (“Zombies 2,” “Lab Rats,” “Mech-X4”) is hosting an Instagram Live with the Epilepsy Foundation. Pearce will share some fun facts about him, such as how he started taking college courses at the age of 12, finished high school at the age of 14 and is on an Ultimate Frisbee team. In addition, Pearce will talk about the documentary he is working on with the Epilepsy Foundation focused on the emotions children with seizure disorders experience, as well as his acting projects, including his role in the short film, “Under the Lights,” in which he plays a teen with epilepsy.

WHEN

Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. ET

WHERE

Instagram - instagram.com/pearcejoza and instagram.com/epilepsyfdn

Participants will have the opportunity to ask 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.

During research for his character in “Under the Lights,” Pearce got to know people who lived with epilepsy – including the film’s director – and found a passion for helping raise awareness about epilepsy, pushing toward more research into treating seizures and ending the misunderstandings around epilepsy.

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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