Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy - Spokane

Saturday event in Spokane benefits people living with seizures

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

    SPOKANE, Wash., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy
 Foundation Northwest announces the Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy to be
 held this Saturday, June 21 in Spokane at Riverfront Park near the
 Northbank Picnic area. 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 Ryan Oelrich, Program Manager. "We are thrilled
 people from throughout the greater Spokane 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 Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy will also be held on Saturday, June
 21 in Seattle at Green Lake Park, and in Portland on Sunday, June 22 at
 Waterfront Park. All events benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.
     For further information, and to register for the Walk, go to or call Spokane Run/Walk hotline at 509-325-1128.
     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