1st Annual Run/Walk 5K for Epilepsy

Event Date

Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Address

Nashville, TN

About This Activity

Thank you for taking the time to view our event. One of the reasons why people do walks is not only to stay healthy but to support a Charity. The Epilepsy Foundation is the one that we have chosen due to our own personal experiences with those who have been diagnosed with Epilepsy.

Below you will find some statistics that not many people know. I encourage you to read them and realize that someone who is very close to you could be diagnosed with this disorder at any time. We are asking for help.

The statistics are stark and sobering— and for the uninitiated, startling. Epilepsy in America is as common as breast cancer, and takes as many lives!

  • There are 200,000 new cases of Epilepsy each year, and a total of more than 3 million Americans are affected by it—more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined.
  •  3 to 4 million people in the U.S., and an estimated 60 million worldwide, have epilepsy. In addition, up to 10 percent of the population will experience at least one seizure at some time in their lives.
  • Up to 50,000 Americans die each year from seizures and related causes, including drownings and other accidents

 Each year the government spends $30 billion on medical research at the National Institutes of Health.  Yet, just ½ of 1% is spent on epilepsy.

 In most cases, the reason why a person has developed epilepsy is unknown.  The word "epilepsy" does not indicate anything about the cause of the person's seizures, what type they are, or how severe they are.  There is no single cause of seizures. Anything that disturbs the normal pattern of electrical activity in the brain—including illness, brain damage, and abnormal brain development—can lead to seizures.

Notable Names of People With Epilepsy :

Socrates                               

Edgar Allan Poe

Lord Byron

Charles Dickens                    

Alexander the Great

Julius Caesar                       

Napoleon Bonaparte

Harriet Tubman                

Joan of Arc                          

Vincent van Gogh                       

Ludwig van Beethoven                                             

Danny Glover                                                                                    

Please help us Raise Awareness so that we can find a cure!!!

Event details and schedule

PACKET PICK-UP: NOVEMER 14,2014

     Packet Pick-up will be held at the Events Shelter in Centennial Park

Start Time: 7:00am -10:30am

End Time: 1:00pm-7:00pm

****YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN PACKET PICKUP AS YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN YOUR WAIVE OF LIABILITY WHILE PICKING UP YOUR PACKET INFORMATION. ****

DAY OF THE RACE INFORMATION: NOVEMBER 15,2014

  • Runners start from 8:00am-9:00am
  • Walkers start from 9:30am-11:00pm

 Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the race to get a parking space and to ensure your registration is complete.

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