SEATTLE, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated three-thousand people will run or walk in cities throughout the Northwest for the 12th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy in June. The regional event promotes community education and awareness about epilepsy and seizures, and raises funds for programs serving people with epilepsy, their families and friends.
"Everyone is invited to register and help support this great cause," said Brent Herrmann, CEO. "We are honored to support people impacted by epilepsy and to increase awareness about seizure related conditions."
The events will occur on Saturday, June 21 in Washington in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham, Poulsbo and Monroe; in Oregon in Portland, Medford, Hermiston, Bend and Coos Bay; and in Anchorage, Alaska. The event will occur on Saturday, June 14 in Tri-Cities (WA) and Ketchikan (AK).
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, self-advocacy and mentoring programs, veteran programs, emergency medication assistance, and seizure response training programs for school nurses and personnel, first responders and employers. The event also supports programs for families and friends whose loved ones have passed away from epilepsy.
For further information about the Run/Walk and to register go to www.NWRunWalk.org or call the Run/Walk hotline at 206-261-6893. For general information about the organization go to www.EpilepsyNW.org.
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy. EFNW is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Oregon, Washington, Alaska with support to Montana. Nearly 136,000 people are living with epilepsy or seizure related disorders in the Northwest.
SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation Northwest