One Thousand to March for Epilepsy in the Northwest

May 19, 2011, 12:53 ET from Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Walks benefit people living with seizures

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One thousand or more people will march in eight cities throughout the northwest on Saturday, June 18 for the 9th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy. The events will occur in Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Tacoma, Tri-Cities, Hermiston, Anchorage and Juneau. All events benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.

"Everyone is invited to participate in the Run/Walk events to support people living with epilepsy in their community," said Brent Herrmann, CEO. "We are thrilled we have two new Run/Walks this year in Tacoma and Hermiston helping to bring awareness and funds to people in need."

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, emergency medication assistance, and seizure response training programs for school nurses and personnel, first responders and employers.

The Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy in Anchorage is hosted by the Stone Soup Group, in Tri-Cities by the Arc of Tri-Cities, and in Hermiston by the Arc of Umatilla County.

Sponsors include MultiCare Health System, NWCN (Northwest Cable News), The News Tribune, Providence Health & Services, Cyberonics and PhRMA.

For further information and to register go to or call the Run/Walk hotline at 206-547-4551.

About EFNW

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 119,000 people are living with epilepsy or seizure related disorders in the northwest.

SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation Northwest