|Niners host 16th Annual Fall Stroll for Epilepsy|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For the sixth consecutive year, the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina will hold the 16th Annual Fall Stroll for Epilepsy on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Charlotte 49ers Irwin Belk Track and Field Center.
Registration and games will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the walk at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to team up with family, friends, co-workers, and students to join this short walk that helps so many.
Music, games, and prizes will be provided along with a special guest appearance from Norm the Niner and several Charlotte student-athletes, who make it their mission to volunteer their time to community events.
The majority of the funds raised will go towards the "Medication Fund", which assists people across the state who cannot afford their seizure medication. Funds from the Fall Stroll will also provide in-school education programs on Epilepsy, in-service training for professionals in the workplace, support groups across the state, advocacy & counseling and the Epilepsy Helpline & Newsletter.
Call 1-800- 451-0694 or visit www.EpilepsyNC.org for donations and additional information.
About the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina
The Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina was started in 1972. Epilepsy affects one in 50 children and one in 100 adults. In the United States approximately three million people have epilepsy with 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In North Carolina, approximately 80,000 people have epilepsy. One in 10 people will have a seizure at some time in their lifetime. An affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation, the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization. It is supported solely by the generosity of the community to serve families affected by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.