WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. announced today that it is a silver level sponsor of the Epilepsy Foundation's 7th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy, a family-oriented, non-competitive event to raise awareness and funds to continue fighting to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Walk, which unites thousands of families living with epilepsy each year, will feature activities beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the Walk, Eisai is working with 4 Paws for Ability, an organization that trains and places service dogs with children with a variety of needs, including those with epilepsy. Seizure assistance dogs, in particular, are taught to alert children and families when the child is about to have a seizure, and get help in the event of a seizure. The dogs also provide valuable emotional support during medical procedures as well as in daily life.
At Eisai's event booth during the Walk, families will have the opportunity to meet and greet Jeremy Dulebohn , training director at 4 Paws for Ability, and his demo dog Brody. A 14-year-old who has epilepsy and her dog will also greet visitors at the booth.
"Having a service dog can give children and their families confidence and independence that will enrich their lives," said Dulebohn. "We hear countless stories about parents who worry that they may miss their child having a seizure. When we place the service dogs, we often hear that the dog has given these families their lives back. We at 4 Paws for Ability would like to thank Eisai for their partnership and help raising awareness of this life-changing resource for the
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