Nearly Two Thousand Walk for Epilepsy in the Northwest

Walks benefit people living with seizures

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SEATTLE, Wash., May 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly two-thousand people will march in thirteen cities throughout the Northwest for the 12th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy. All events benefit the uncompensated programs provided by the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.

The month-long celebration and schedule is follows:
June 6, 2015 - Anchorage, Alaska.
June 13 - Bend, Oregon.
June 20 - (Washington State) Seattle, Spokane, Bellingham, Silverdale, Monroe, Olympia and Tri-Cities; (Oregon) Portland and Hermiston;
June 27 - Tacoma, Washington, and Medford, Oregon.

"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 to have thirteen cities participating in this annual event to help 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, veteran programs, emergency medication assistance, and seizure response training programs for school nurses and personnel, first responders and employers.

For further information, or to register and donate, go to or call the Run/Walk hotline at 206-261-6893.

Lundbeck is a major Gold Medal Sponsor for the regional events, and additional sponsors can be seen by going to

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 136,000 people are living with epilepsy or seizure related disorders in the Northwest. Learn more:

Seattle Office: 2311 N. 45th St., #134, Seattle, WA 98103; (206) 547-4551.

Portland Office: 5251 NE Glisan, #A338, Portland, OR 97213; (503) 228-7651.

Spokane Office: 1314 S. Grand Blvd., #2-193, Spokane, WA 99202; (509) 325-1128.

TWITTER: @EpilepsyNW

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