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Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Holds Annual Awareness Stroll

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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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