Monday, April 13, 2009

Epilepsy...the sobering facts.

We are so PROUD to be walking in Denver's Strides for Epilepsy on Sunday. Our team is the Sammer Hammer.....Pounding out a Cure for Epilepsy...and so far our lovely team members have raised $800.00 in Samantha's name.

WWWWhhhooooppppeeeee!!!!

Why is this important?

Newsweek just published an article on Epilepsy with sobering, scary information about this misunderstood and under-funded disease. You can access it at www.newsweek.com/id/193586/page/1

Here are some quick facts:

- Epilepsy in America is just as common as breast cancer and takes as many lives
- More than 3 million Americans are affected by it—more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined
- Public and private funding for research lag far behind other neurological afflictions, at $35 a patient (compared, for instance, with $129 for Alzheimer's and $280 for multiple sclerosis)

While epilepsy has gained more attention due to Sen. Edward Kennedy and Sr. Advisor David Axelrod (his 27 year old daughter has seizures). We still have a long way to go and research is truly the key to finding a cure.

So join us this Sunday, April 19th to walk, run, stroll for epilepsy and for a life....for some many....without seizures.

If you would like to join the Sammer Hammer, you can sign up at

http://events.epilepsycolorado.org/index.php?s=44&group_id

See you Sunday!

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