Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy - Portland

Sunday event in Portland benefits people living with seizures

Jun 18, 2008, 01:00 ET from Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

    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 or call the Portland Run/Walk hotline at 503-228-7651.
     About EFNW
     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