FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dr. Obe Ariss, Director of Development
SUPPORT COLORADO’S LARGEST EPILEPSY AWARENESS EVENT ON JUNE 12, 2011 AT CITY PARK, DENVER
The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado is proud to present the sixth annual Strides for Epilepsy 5K Run/Walk (Strides) taking place at City Park, Denver on June 12, 2011. Strides is the largest epilepsy awareness event in Colorado, with more than 2,500 people coming together to support each other and help raise $150,000 for the Foundation’s numerous youth and adult programs.
Gail Pundsack, Executive Director of the Foundation states, “Strides for Epilepsy is instrumental to the success of the organization and its outreach to the general community. There are 50,000 individuals in Colorado diagnosed with epilepsy and this event is our primary opportunity to let them, their families, and their friends know that our organization is here to provide the necessary resources and support that can lead to more positive and fulfilling lives.”
Strides also features live music, entertainment, exciting giveaways and classic and exotic cars. Individuals can register online at www.epilepsycolorado.org. Registration is $25 per person in advance of the event and $30 at the door. Children age six and under can participate for free.
Event sponsors include: 9News, 5280 Magazine, Crocs, Jibbitz, Savers, Pepsi Beverages Company, TEKsystems, CSG Systems, Lundbeck, US Bank, The Hertz Corporation, US Pipeline, Done Services Group and MedExpress.
About the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado
More than 50,000 children and adults in Colorado have been diagnosed with epilepsy – a greater number than MS, Parkinson’s Disease and Cerebral Palsy combined. The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado was incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in 1964 by Dr. Harriet Hunter, whose grandchild was diagnosed with epilepsy. At the time, there were no support services available for youth with epilepsy. Working out of her basement, Dr. Hunter and a group of loyal, dedicated volunteers began providing counseling and support to those impacted by epilepsy, and educating the public about seizure disorders. Today, 5,700 children and adults participate in the Foundaiton’s education and training activities, and more than 1,500 individuals participate in support groups and counseling. The Foundation’s state offices are located in Denver, with satellite offices in Alamosa, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, Greeley and Pueblo.
For additional information, please contact Dr. Obe Ariss, Director of Development, at 303-377-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.