Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Holds Annual Awareness Stroll
Families took a leisurely
walk in Charlottesville Saturday to raise money for people with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation of
Virginia held its annual awareness stroll starting at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion
and looping around the downtown mall. Proceeds from the event
will fund the foundation's services, advocacy, and education efforts.
Volunteers say it's
important to get people talking about epilepsy.
"Even though epilepsy is
the third most common neurological condition behind stroke and Alzheimer's
disease, it's probably one that's least talked about and least understood so
the awareness raised through an event like this is really just as important if
not more so than the funds raised," said volunteer Emily Lister.
The goal was to raise $14,000
through Saturday's walk. The foundation says there
are about 1,400 people living with epilepsy in central Virginia.
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