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EPILEPSY STROLL

Nov 3, 2012 12:00am - 1:00pm

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and EFVA is celebrating with the November Stroll for Epilepsy. By participating in the Charlottesville Stroll, you are giving a voice to those 80,000 Virginians diagnosed with epilepsy.

The walk is non-competitive and approximately 2 miles. Participants can walk individually, however we encourage teams of friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers.

November 3, 20121:00- 5:00 PM, Registration begins at noon

:Charlottesville’s Downtown Ntelos Wireless Pavilion

FACTS:

  • Epilepsy is equal in prevalence to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease combined.
  • 1 in 100 people have been diagnosed with epilepsy
  • 80,000 in Virginiaalone
  • 30 percent of those with epilepsy are under 18 years old; with 20 percent of cases developing before the age of 5
  • There are as many cases of epilepsy in those 60 years of age and older as in children under 10 years old.
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