April 17 - 2nd Annual 5k Strides For Epilepsy - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

April 17 - 2nd Annual 5k Strides For Epilepsy

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GOOD MORNING DELMARVA - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy's Student Government Association is proud to announce the 2nd Annual 5k Strides for Epilepsy run or walk.

The reason for having this event is to get the community involved in our mission of advancing epilepsy research while also encouraging healthy activity. In 2013, over 100 participants, 16 sponsors, and over 30 volunteers supported the race to help raise over $2,700.

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that is characterized by a person having 2 or more seizures which would require treatment. According to the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide and the prevalence totals more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson's Disease combined. Since the mortality rate of those with epilepsy is 2-3 times higher and the risk of sudden death is 24 times greater than the average person, the organization has concluded that this is a condition that requires further attention.

Epilepsy is a real concern so please help support this charity event as awareness is raised for the disease because many remain unaware of how many people are suffering.

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