LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2023 — The Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles is hosting its Epilepsy Walk Los Angeles at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, March 26 from 8 am to 12 p.m. The Epilepsy Walk is a fun-filled community event, with a serious cause, that gives everyone an opportunity to share their story, learn more about epilepsy, and connect with others affected by seizures. All, while raising funds for the 160,000 people living with epilepsy in the Greater Los Angeles region. The master of ceremonies for this year’s Walk is Josh Duhamel (“Transformers,” “Shotgun Wedding”), who is joined by Greg Grunberg (“Heroes,” “Star Wars,”), renowned DJ Hapa, who is considered one of the best disc jockeys in the music industry and Senator Anthony Portantino from California State Senate District 25.
“Everyone is needed in this fight,” said Rebekkah Halliwell, executive director, Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles. “By walking and sharing, you inspire others to do the same. As our numbers grow, even more people will take notice so we can raise even more funding for epilepsy care and research. Individuals, their families, and friends can walk in person, or walk your way at home, whenever and wherever they’d like.”
Epilepsy can affect anyone. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite its prevalence, epilepsy receives 10 times less funding than other brain disorders.
In addition, the Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles is rallying the community to put their heels, walking shoes and flip flops on display in a social media campaign timed to the Epilepsy Walk. People can take part by posting a photo of their favorite shoes and the story behind them – their epilepsy story – on their social media channels with the hashtag #Sharemyshoes and tagging @epilepsylosangeles.
For more information, or to register for the Walk visit epilepsylosangeles.org.