Sacramento, CA. – Join us on March 24 in Crocker Park to raise Epilepsy Awareness and Support for children, kids, and families living with the day to day challenges of Epilepsy.
1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Epilepsy at a young age often isolates its young victims by the medication effects, school issues and bullying. Often there are multiple hospital stays. The emotional and financial effects on a child’s family can be devastating.
The Run was created originally to support The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California Children Summer Epilepsy Camp – Camp Coelho. Today it helps funding part of all the Foundation programs including support groups, mentoring programs, educational programs and art therapy programs. In 2018 more than half of the children attending camp received scholarships funded by the run.
Their goal is to make a difference and pay it forward and for every child living with epilepsy to be able to go to Camp Coelho or participate in any of our programs regardless of cost or need.
Please visit http://www.stmrun.com/ for race information.
For more information please contact Carlos Quesada CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-922-8687.
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures which affect a variety of mental and physical functions and about 70% have no cause and 30% are related to another disorder or some sort of traumatic brain injury. Epilepsy is the fourth largest neurological disorder in the US after Migraines, Strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. Epilepsy is greater than the Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s combined, yet it goes unnoticed and there is no cure! One in 26 people will develop Epilepsy in their lifetime and about one in 10 people will have a single unprovoked seizure.
Founded in 1963, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California (EFNC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization leading the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. EFNC is dedicated to providing information, resources and support to the over 180,000 Northern Californians living with epilepsy. Our goal is to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences, to improve how the community views epilepsy, and to dispel myths about this condition by providing information through training, events, and programs. EFNC serves 44 counties from the Fresno County to Monterey to the Oregon border. One in 10 people experience a seizure in their lifetime, 1 of 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy.