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
www.epilepsynw.org or call Spokane Run/Walk hotline at 509-325-1128.
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