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South Plainfield, NJ, United States, 2010/12/21 - The Kyle and Rose Epilepsy (KARE) Foundation’s first annual E-Race Epilepsy 5K Run & Walk will be held at the Philadelphia Zoo. The fundraiser will raise epilepsy awareness, give support for families, and fund research to help find a cure - EraceEpilepsy..
The KARE Foundation, formed in 2010, is seeking help from the community to support their non-profit fundraiser. Our Mission is Awareness, Support and a Cure for those who have epilepsy and those who love and support them!
Researchers have made progress in understanding Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, but less so in the case of another common neurological disease, epilepsy. Epilepsy causes more than 50,000 deaths a year — more than breast cancer. This is a source of great anguish to the 3 million patients and their families coping with seizure disorders, which can range from temporary attacks to lifelong — and often life-ending — bouts with the disease.
Join us on June 4th at the Philadelphia Zoo for an afternoon of fundraising. The E-Race Epilepsy 5K Run & Walk will feature running, walking, food, music, and Prizes for Top Fundraisers! Special guests include American Chopper & More!
Saturday, June 4th 2011
11:00 am – 3:30 pm.
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1196
Registration Includes Water, Free Celebration T-Shirt & Zoo admission
Pre-Registration: $25.00 + Special Park Discounts
Virtual Walker Donations Accepted
Tributes, Memorial, and Team Building!
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy (eraceepilepsy.com) is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It’s also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.
A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life.
Seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. They can have many symptoms, from convulsions and loss of consciousness to some that are not always recognized as seizures by the person experiencing them or by health care professionals: blank staring, lip smacking, or jerking movements of arms and legs.