Helping those with epilepsy one walk at a time

To help raise awareness — and money — for Floridians who are battling epilepsy, The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida is scheduled to host its annual “Walk the Talk for Epilepsy” on Sunday at John Prince Park, west of Lake Worth.

Registration starts at 8 a.m., with the walk following at 9 a.m.

Walk the Talk for Epilepsy events throughout the state benefit the more than 400,000 Floridians living with epilepsy, the organization said. The John Prince Park walk will feature family-friendly entertainment for children and adults, with Tim “The Byrdman” Byrd as emcee. Byrdman is the publisher of Palm Beach – Live, Work, Play.   

Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children. Day-of registration is $35 for adults, $20 for children. 

The event is one of eight walks hosted by the organization taking place in cities across the state through May 20. Other cities hosting Walk the Talk events are: Gainesville, Naples, Daytona, Pensacola, Miami, Broward and Jacksonville.  

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that one in 26 people will be diagnosed with at some point in their lives. The diagnosis is given when a person experiences two or more seizures that can’t be attributed to another cause. It’s a disorder more people live with than autism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combined, the organization said.

For more information and to register, call 1-877-553-7453 or visit www.efof.org/walkthetalk.

 

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