PORTLAND, Oregon, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy
Foundation Northwest announces the Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy to be
held this Sunday, June 22 in Portland at Waterfront Park on the west side
of the Morrison Bridge. The event will take place from 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
"Everyone is invited to participate in this event to support people
living with epilepsy," said Alta Hancock, Associate Director. "We are
thrilled people from throughout the greater Portland area are joining in
the effort to bring awareness and funds to this cause."
Proceeds from the Walk support uncompensated programs and services
including Camp Discovery for children with epilepsy and their siblings,
year-round educational and support groups, emergency medication assistance,
employment counseling, and seizure response training programs for school
personnel, first responders and employers.
The Portland Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy is an official event of
the Portland Rose Festival.
The Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy will also be held on Saturday, June
21 in Spokane at Riverfront Park and on the same day in Seattle at Green
Lake Park. All events benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.
For further information, and to register for the walk, go to
www.epilepsynw.org or call the Portland Run/Walk hotline at 503-228-7651.
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest is the leading advocate for people
living with epilepsy and helps to ensure people with seizures are able to
participate in all life experiences; and helps to prevent, control and cure
epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research. Over 60,000
people in Washington and 40,000 people in Oregon live with epilepsy.
SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation Northwest