Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy

Walks benefit people living with seizures

May 13, 2008, 01:00 ET from Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

    SEATTLE, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation
 Northwest announces its 6th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy in
 Seattle, Spokane and Portland. The events will occur on Saturday, June 21
 in Seattle at Green Lake Park and Spokane at Riverfront Park. The following
 day, Sunday, June 22, Portland will host the event at Waterfront Park. All
 events take place from 9:30 am-12:00 pm.
     "Everyone is invited to participate in these three events to support
 people living with epilepsy," said Brent Herrmann, CEO. "We are thrilled
 Seattle, Spokane, Portland and the entire northwest will join in the effort
 to bring awareness and funds to this cause."
     Proceeds from the multi-city walks 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.
     For further information, and to register for the walk, go to or call:
     Spokane Run/Walk hotline: 509-325-1128
     Seattle Run/Walk hotline: 206-547-4551
     Portland Run/Walk hotline: 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.
     For further information, contact:
     Brent Herrmann

SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation Northwest