I will be running the MCM Marathon as part of the Athletes vs. Epilepsy team in support of my niece Olivia, who was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2013. Olivia is doing great, but there is still a need to support and raise awareness for this cause. Advances in research and enhancing education programs for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy or seizures is still needed. I hope you can join me in supporting epilepsy research efforts in the hopes that one day - no one will have to ever experience a seizure again. Any and every bit helps, and your support is gratefully appreciated.
Epilepsy Foundation wrote -
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to making sure that people with epilepsy and seizures can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy™ affirms this positive message and embodies it through action.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to raise awareness and money to help fund the Epilepsy Foundation's mission.
For our Athletes vs. Epilepsy, it’s about more than just the race, game, meet, etc. Each of our athletes also raise money and awareness on behalf of Epilepsy Foundation and our fight to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.