Navigation Links
Senior Obama Strategist David Axelrod and Wife Susan to be Honored for Their Decade-Long Commitment to Epilepsy Research at NYC Benefit
Date:3/19/2008

ABC's George Stephanopoulos to be Guest Speaker; PARADE Magazine Publisher

Randy Siegel to Emcee May 13 Event, Sponsored by PARADE

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- David Axelrod -- one of America's leading political strategists and senior adviser to Senator Barack Obama -- and his wife, Susan, will be honored for their decade of leadership and commitment to epilepsy research at the First Annual New York City Benefit for CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy). George Stephanopoulos, Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News and anchor of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," will be the guest speaker at the May 13 event. PARADE Publisher Randy Siegel will emcee.

The Axelrod's commitment to curing epilepsy is deeply personal. Their daughter Lauren, now 26, has suffered irreversible brain damage as a result of the disease. She began experiencing life-threatening seizures when she was just seven months old.

In 1998, Susan, unwilling to sit back and accept the devastating effects that continued uncontrollable seizures had on their daughter's life, joined forces with two other mothers of children with epilepsy. Together they formed Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy and spearheaded the search for a cure. Since then, CURE has raised $9 million, funded 70 cutting-edge research grants, sponsored scientific conferences and helped change the national dialogue on the disease.

David Axelrod has played an integral role in furthering CURE's mission, spreading the word to his colleagues in Washington and enlisting high-profile help in providing a national voice for those with epilepsy, like his daughter.

"David and Susan have done outstanding work in bringing awareness to this devastating disease," says Siegel, whose own daughter, Rebecca, suffers from epilepsy. "We celebrate their efforts and hope for a cure. That can only happen through continued fundraising and research."

CURE fundraisers and speakers have included Meet the Press host Tim Russert, U.S. Representative Rahm Emanuel, Senator Barack Obama, Senator John Edwards, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and former President Bill Clinton.

About Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects more than 3 million Americans of all ages-more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson's disease combined-and affects more than 50 million people worldwide. In the U.S., nearly 500 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each day. Epilepsy can develop at any age and can be a result of genetics, stroke, head injury, and many other factors. In more than 30 percent of patients, seizures cannot be controlled with treatment. And in two-thirds of patients diagnosed with epilepsy, the cause is unknown. Tens of thousands Americans die annually of this disease.

Visit CURE's Web site at http://www.CUREepilepsy.org for facts about epilepsy, personal stories, research funding, grants and special events.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Oral Health a Matter of Life and Death for Seniors
2. Mylan Commences Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations for Its 5.750% Senior Notes Due 2010 and 6.375% Senior Notes Due 2015 in Connection With Its Proposed Acquisition of Mercks Generic Pharmaceutical Business
3. Lutheran Senior Services Partners with Silverchair Learning Systems to Enhance Employee Training and Education
4. GAO Report Confirms: Medicare Underpays for Anesthesia Services; Nurse Anesthetists Assure Seniors Access to Safe Anesthesia Care
5. Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters
6. MassMutual Promotes Debra Palermino to Senior Vice President of Human Resources
7. High Co-Pays Cause Seniors to Go Without Meds
8. Governor Rendell Proclaims Sept. 9-15 as Senior Community Center Week
9. Poor Senior Vision Often a Window on Disease
10. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
11. Pharmacopeia Announces Senior Additions to Management Team
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TherapySites, the leading website and ... Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend ... exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of ... of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, ... remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and ... Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , For ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on ... today announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing ... Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. ... in the third quarter of 2016, and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PARK RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... caliber of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders ... hands. The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... refused to let type 1 diabetes stand in the ... Lilly Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: