Navigation Links
Colorado Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill
Date:3/23/2009

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claire Franzen of Centennial, CO, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy.

Franzen, 10, is one of 44 young people from across the country participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation and funded by Abbott Laboratories. The program rallies young ambassadors with epilepsy between the ages of 7 and 16 to personally petition congressional leaders for aid in assuring better access to care, improved public education and more research toward a cure for epilepsy.

"Claire was selected to participate in Kids Speak Up! to represent the approximately 350,000 children under the age of 15 who are affected by the condition," said Eric Hargis, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "She is an ideal candidate because of her willingness to speak openly about her experiences with epilepsy despite the many challenges she's had to overcome. Her courage is an inspiration to us all."

Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in children and the third most common in adults after stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Despite modern therapy, about one million people in the U.S. continue to experience seizures or significant side effects from treatment for their epilepsy.

Epilepsy imposes an annual economic burden of $15.5 billion on the nation in associated health care costs and losses in employment, wages and productivity.

For further information about epilepsy or to speak with the Franzen family, please contact Kisha James at 301-918-3768 or e-mail kjames@efa.org.

About the Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national nonprofit with affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against epilepsy since 1968. The Foundation's goals are to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research, so not another moment is lost to seizures. For additional information, please visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Three New NextCare Immediate Care Clinic Locations Open in Colorado
2. State of the Art Cornea and Laser Vision Correction Practice Opens in Colorado
3. Colorado Heart Gallery Places 31 Children in Adoptive Homes With Sponsorship From Sundyne
4. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and its Foundation Commit $1.6 Million in 2008
5. Baxa Corporation Ranks Seventh in ColoradoBiz Magazines Top 50 Family-Owned Companies
6. The Ensign Group Expands into Colorado
7. Land Rover Americas Polo Cup Team Plays in USPA World Snow Polo Championships, Aspen, Colorado
8. Colorado Among First States in Nation to Share Health Information Across Health Care Organizations
9. Economy Doesnt Dampen Colorados Giving Spirit According to Statewide Giving and Volunteering Study
10. Hundreds to Gather for Colorado Public Health Summit
11. Audio: Kaiser Permanente is Colorados Top Commercial and Medicare Plan on U.S. News & World Report/NCQA Americas Best Health Plans List
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... IL (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... From ... in Chicago, IL, offering EarQ members the unique opportunity to learn more about Signia’s ... for independent practice growth. , “It is our priority to see practices succeed in ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Expert mattress ... , Since launching in September, 2014 Sleepopolis has resided at Sleepopolis-mattress-reviews.com . ... include pillows, sheets, mattress toppers, bed frames, and more. , Founder and Editor-in-Chief ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... Lehi, Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 ... ... Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, and the ... families, are pleased to announce Maritza Aquino as the second full-tuition scholarship recipient ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... Vice President at CareFirst Blue Cross BlueShield and Former Principal Deputy Administrator at ... CareMore - an Anthem Company; Steve Ondra, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Health ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... long-acting injectables (LAIs), today announced a development collaboration with the Australian ... treat serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. , LAI medicines can offer improved ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... Calif. , May 5, 2016  Diagnostic ... a decade due to concerns that these tests ... the approach to imaging, as well as the ... new era of medical peripherals that help health care providers ...   Ampronix  advanced medical imaging is a renowned authorized ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... EU Markets"  report to their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... the current Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and cyclotron install ... includes France , Germany ... and the United Kingdom . Along ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , May 5, 2016 ... the addition of the  "Europe Thrombocytopenia ... 2016"  report to their offering.  ... ) , ,The latest research Europe ... - 2016, provides comprehensive insights into ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: