When I hear about events I believe will interest only a few readers of the Beyond Adversity blog, I email the information to the readers rather than distribute a post to all readers that might not interest the majority of readers. I chose to post the following information because several hundred Beyond Adversity readers live in Southern California where the event will take place and many of those people either have a condition, or know somebody with a condition, who could benefit by attending the event.
Excerpt from Business Wire News Release
While epilepsy affects approximately three million Americans, primarily children, the elderly and those suffering traumatic head injuries like athletes and military veterans, the general public is largely unaware of the real facts about the condition.
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, yet it receives less than a tenth of the research funding of any one of them. That’s something the founders of the third annual Epilepsy Awareness and Education Expo, and Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland are out to change.
“Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, yet it receives less than a tenth of the research funding of any one of them,” said Raman Sankar, M.D., PhD, who is the Chief of the pediatric neurology and epilepsy programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
The Epilepsy Awareness and Education Expo takes place in Anaheim at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on Wednesday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Featured will be more than 80 nonprofit support groups, several epilepsy treatment centers, drug and related product manufacturers, seizure dogs and their trainers, physicians and other epilepsy professionals from around the world. It is anticipated that several significant announcements regarding the treatment of epilepsy will made at the event.
Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland, set for Thursday, November 5, from 9 a.m. until the park closes, will send thousands of joyous children and adults touched by epilepsy in one way or another into the park adorned in colorful purple t-shirts sporting the image of Mickey Mouse.
The events are expected to draw more than 3,000 people from six continents, and nearby cities of Los Angeles and Anaheim.
For Epilepsy Awareness Day
Dan Pittman, 714-282-9994