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Hundreds March on Seattle, Portland and Spokane
Date:6/19/2009

Walks benefit people living with seizures

SEATTLE, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people will march in Seattle, Spokane and Portland this weekend for the 7th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy. The events will occur on Saturday, June 20 in Seattle at Green Lake Park and in Spokane at Riverfront Park. The following day, Sunday, June 21, Portland will host the event at Waterfront Park. All events take place from 9:30 am-12:30 pm and benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.

"Everyone is invited to participate in these three events to support people living with epilepsy," said Brent Herrmann, CEO. "We are thrilled Seattle, Spokane, Portland and the entire northwest will join in the effort to bring awareness and funds to this cause."

Proceeds from the multi-city walks support uncompensated programs and services including Camp Discovery for children with epilepsy and their siblings, year-round educational and support groups, emergency medication assistance, employment counseling, and seizure response training programs for school personnel, first responders and employers.

For further information, and to register for the walk, go to www.epilepsynw.org or call:

Spokane Run/Walk hotline: 509-325-1128

Seattle Run/Walk hotline: 206-547-4551

Portland Run/Walk hotline: 503-228-7651

About EFNW

The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest is the leading advocate for people living with epilepsy and helps to ensure people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and helps to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research. Over 60,000 people in Washington and 40,000 people in Oregon live with epilepsy.


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