Epilepsy Florida to Hold Ninth Annual Naples Walk the Talk for Epilepsy
Oct 10, 2019 01:51PM
The event serves as the largest in the area that raises awareness and funds for the 426,000 Floridians living with epilepsy
Epilepsy Florida will host its ninth annual Naples Walk the Talk for Epilepsy on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 – the largest community event in the area that raises awareness and funds for individuals living with epilepsy. The walk will be held at North Collier Regional Park (15000 Livingston Rd.) in Naples, with registration opening at 8 a.m. and the walk following at 9 a.m.
Walk the Talk for Epilepsy events, held throughout the state of Florida each year, benefit the 426,000 Floridians living with epilepsy. Epilepsy, a common neurological condition that one in 26 people will be diagnosed with at some point in their lives, is a diagnosis given when a person experiences two or more seizures that cannot be attributed to another cause. It is a disorder more people live with than autism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy – combined.
The Naples Walk the Talk for Epilepsy will feature family-friendly entertainment, including live music from Sarah Hadeka and Friends, appearances by the Florida Everbabes and Florida Everblades mascot Swampee, and more. On-site vendors will include: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Family Support Village, Special Olympics, GL Homes, Daks Publishing Inc., Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, LivaNova, Eisai, Sunovion, Greenwich Biosciences, Curaleaf, Aquestive Therapeutics, and NeuroPace, Inc.
“We’re excited to hold our ninth annual Naples Walk the Talk for Epilepsy at North Collier Regional Park,” said Karen Basha Egozi, president and CEO of Epilepsy Florida. “We look forward to hundreds of area individuals and families lacing up their sneakers to walk in unity in support of those affected by epilepsy.”
Through Oct. 31, registration for the Naples Walk the Talk for Epilepsy is $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 12 and younger); day-of registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children.
For more information and to register, visit www.epilepsyfl.com/walkthetalk.