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Annual Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy Steps Off September 10th

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September 07, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7th, 2017
Contact: Gwennan Booth (518) 456-7501 or (315) 717-7379
 
 
Annual Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy Steps Off September 10th
 
SARATOGA - The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s 9th Annual Saratoga Stroll for Epilepsy will be held on Sunday, September 10th, at the Saratoga Spa State Park in the Columbia Pavilion. Over the past eight years, the event has attracted more than 4,500 participants and raised more than $550,000. The Center for Disease Control just released a report in August that shows epilepsy is at an all-time high across the United States. There are more than 45,000 people living with epilepsy in northeastern New York.
 
At a time when the need has never been greater, gather your family, friends and co-workers to raise critical awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s programs and services. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m and the Stroll starts at 11:00am. Register online by noon on September 9th at bit.ly/SaratogaStroll2017 and receive a Stroll for Epilepsy t-shirt while supplies last. Registration fees are $25 per person (day-of registration is $30) and students $10; children 12 and under are FREE. Enjoy music and entertainment for the kids, along with a BBQ lunch compliments of the Holiday Inn Resort Lake George. Thank you to this year’s presenting sponsor, Morgan Stanley. Top sponsors to date include KeyBank, Homestead Funding, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, 101.3 The Jockey and WVCR 88.3 The Saint. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Donate, register and fundraise online at bit.ly/SaratogaStroll2017.
 
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects one in fifty children and one in one hundred adults and is defined as having two or more recurring seizures. Epilepsy is more common than cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined. Services provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York include education and training of school personnel and students, public education and awareness, service coordination, advocacy, counseling and seizure first aid training.
 
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About the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  that provides direct assistance to thousands of people with epilepsy each year in twenty-two counties across the  Capital Region, North Country, and the Upper Hudson Valley. Other services include public education and training, school education programs, service coordination, advocacy and counseling. Your support of the Foundation allows us to continue our important work on behalf of the more than 45,000 people affected by epilepsy in our area. www.epilepsy.com/northeastern-new-york
Contact:
Gwennan Booth, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
gbooth@epilepsyneny.org, (518) 456-7501, ext. 106

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