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Nearly Two Thousand Walk for Epilepsy in the Northwest

SEATTLE, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly two-thousand people will march in ten cities throughout the northwest for the 11th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy.  The events will occur on Saturday, June 15 in nine cities in Washington including Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Tri-Cities, Bellingham and Monroe; and in Oregon in Portland, Hermiston and Medford. The event will occur on Saturday, June 29 in Anchorage.  All events benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest.

"Everyone is invited to participate in the Run/Walk events to support people living with epilepsy in their community," said Brent Herrmann, CEO.  "We are thrilled to have ten cities participating in this annual event to help bring awareness and funds to people in need."

Proceeds from the multi-city walks support uncompensated programs and services including Camp Discovery for children with epilepsy and their siblings, year-round educational and support groups, self-advocacy and mentoring programs, veteran programs, emergency medication assistance, and seizure response training programs for school nurses and personnel, first responders and employers.

The Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy in Anchorage is hosted by the Stone Soup Group, in Tri-Cities by the Arc of Tri-Cities, and in Hermiston by the Arc of Umatilla County.

Sponsors include MultiCare Health System-Tacoma, NWCN (Northwest Cable News), Oregon Health & Sciences University-Portland, Providence Health and Services-Portland, Providence Epilepsy Center-Spokane, Potlatch Corporation, Lundbeck, and various Run/Walk teams from corporations and epilepsy health centers around the northwest.

For further information and to register go to www.NWRunWalk.org or call the Run/Walk hotline at 206-261-6893.

About EFNW

The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy. EFNW is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Oregon, Washington, Alaska with support to Montana.  Nearly 136,000 people are living with epilepsy or seizure related disorders in the northwest.

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