The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama announced this week that it will hold the Walk to END EPILEPSY in Birmingham on November 2, 2019.
The Walk to END EPILEPSY, which will be held at Railroad Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., brings the community together “to affect change through care, advocacy, research, and education.”
The event is expected to raise $50,000 to help more than 54,000 people living in Alabama and draw a crowd of more than 300 people who are “anticipated to support the Epilepsy Foundation’s fundraising efforts and help raise awareness about epilepsy.”
“We are excited to hold the Walk to END EPILEPSY in Birmingham to further engage and mobilize the community to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY,” said Sara Franklin, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama.
“The Walk to END EPILEPSY is the only Walk to END EPILEPSY in Alabama and serves as our largest fundraiser of the year,” she added. “This annual event strengthens our current efforts and generates funding to help families affected by epilepsy and seizures in our local community.”
A press release noted, “Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are more people living with epilepsy than with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy, combined. Yet, epilepsy receives one-tenth the research funding than any one of those disorders.”
To sign up or for more information about the Walk to END EPILEPSY in Birmingham, visit WalktoEndEpilepsy.org/birmingham. Contact Sara Franklin at [email protected] for information about sponsorship opportunities.
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