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Video: Celebrities and Professional Athletes Invite the Public to Join them at the Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy on March 28, in Washington, D.C.
Date:2/4/2009

red team "Pave the Way" in the National Walk for Epilepsy and hope to recruit friends and family as well as the general public to raise funds and walk with them. To register for or sponsor the Fanecas' team, visit www.WalkForEpilepsy.org and search for team name Pave the Way.

Snelling also will lead a team in the Walk. To support his team, visit www.WalkForEpilepsy.org and search for team name Rush to Support Epilepsy.

The route is slightly more than two miles and winds throughout the scenic area surrounding the National Mall. In 2008, more than 400 teams participated in the event. Over the span of two years, the National Walk for Epilepsy has raised more than $2 million, and engaged over 13,000 people, and this year, the Epilepsy Foundation hopes to continue the momentum.

Event pre-registration is required and costs are $35 per walker for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Those who are unable to join the walkers in Washington, D.C. are encouraged to support the event virtually in their own community. For more information, to make a donation or register for the event, visit www.WalkforEpilepsy.org.

"Although the stigma surrounding epilepsy has progressively diminished during the past century, there are still many misconceptions about this condition," said Eric R. Hargis, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "We are grateful to the thousands of individuals and families who participate in the Walk. With their support, we are able to educate people about epilepsy and raise funds to support the
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