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2010 National Walk for Epilepsy in Nebraska

March 27th, 2010

In connection with the National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC, on March 27th, communities all over the U.S. will be holding walks to advocate for people with seizures to fully participate in all life experiences.

 


 

The walk aims to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued by society; and to raise funds for research for a cure. Volunteers and supporters will be front and center, leading the way for the Omaha, Nebraska walk which will take place Saturday, March 27, 2010, registration starting at 8:30am and walk from 9-11am, at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion, NE. There will be activities on site for kids including balloon makers, face painting, and every walker will be entered into a drawing to take place during the walk.

The Epilepsy Foundation of America which serves every state in the US was originally made up of 3 local organizations, one being the American Epilepsy Federation, Inc. The gentleman who started that organization 50 years ago still lives in Omaha, NE today with his wife. We will be presenting William B. Woodruff, Esq. and Marilyn Woodruff with a special plaque at the walk in honor of their commitment to epilepsy and their courage, for if they had not taken that first step by creating a Nebraska organization to help those living with Epilepsy, the National Epilepsy Foundation of America we know today would not be.

If an individual is unable to actually walk, it is still possible to support Nebraska and the Epilepsy Foundation by being a "Virtual Walker." By going to the website www.walkforepilepsy.org and searching for team "Nebraskans Advocating for Epilepsy " anyone can join in the biggest national event ever for Epilepsy.

The Nebraska Brain Injury Association will also be represented at this walk and will have an informational booth available to those interested in becoming more involved in the brain injury work that is being done in Nebraska. March is National Brain Injury Awareness month and Nebraska is holding their Brain Injury Conference March 25-26.

For additional information on the Epilepsy Walk, contact Stacey Doty at sdoty77@hotmail.com call 402-850-7680  or  http://efa.convio.net/goto/Omaha.

For additional information on our Presenting Sponsor- Midwest Regional Epilepsy Associates go to www.midwestepilepsy.com or call 402-552-2270.

For additional information on our Gold Sponsor - Cyberonics, Inc. go to www.cyberonics/en.com or call 816-214-1217.

For additional information on our Gold Sponsor - Lundbeck's Sabril Anti Seizure Medication go to http://www.lundbeckinc.com/usa/products/cns/sabril/default.asp or call 866-337-6996.

To support our Gold Sponsor Team "The Keen Family" go to http://efa.convio.net/goto/omahaepilepsy.

For additional information on Brain Injury Awareness Month go to http://www.braininjury.ne.gov/ or Hotline for Disabilities Services 800.742.7594.

For more information on the Epilepsy Foundation go to http://www.epilepsyheartland.org or call 1-800-221-2689.

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