During the weekend of September 7th,
celebrities and volunteers across the country will help educate the public
about epilepsy -- one of the oldest known but least understood medical
conditions, affecting nearly 3 million Americans.
The ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation has partnered with Epilepsy
Foundation chapters in seven major markets and with Lundbeck a pharmaceutical company committed to people with epilepsy, for the first
annual ‘Talk About Epilepsy!’ Weekend.
Volunteers in New England, Florida, Minnesota, Dallas-Ft.
Worth, Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles will be in their communities raising
awareness about epilepsy, distributing seizure first aid information and asking
for support for local programs and services supporting people living with
“The public’s fear surrounding epilepsy can isolate and hurt
people living with the condition, including my son,” said actor Greg Grunberg,
founder and Chair of the ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation.
understanding WILL end this devastating stigma. We are proud to work closely
with the Epilepsy Foundation to get more and more people to open up and talk
One in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with epilepsy
during their lifetime. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder
but is not as well understood as less prevalent conditions, such as Parkinson’s
disease and multiple sclerosis.
According to a recent report by the National
Institutes of Medicine, “Throughout the centuries, misperceptions about
epilepsy have developed… resulting in stigma.”
“Lundbeck is proud to sponsor the “Talk About Epilepsy”
weekend both in 2012 and next year, as this initiative expands to more
markets,” said Daniel Brennan, vice president of neurology at Lundbeck. “Beyond providing sponsorship support, our
employees are excited to follow Greg’s lead and volunteer to help raise
awareness throughout the weekend. Working alongside
the community fuels our long-term commitment to make a difference for those
you would like to volunteer or learn more, please contact Ken Lowenberg from
Talk About It,
at email@example.com, or one of the below local participating
Epilepsy Foundation San Diego County
2055 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104-1091
Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles
5777 W Century Blvd #820
Los Angeles, CA 90045-5659
Epilepsy Foundation Florida
1200 NW 78th Ave, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33126-1891
Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago
17 N State St #1300
Chicago, IL 60602-3297
Epilepsy Foundation Massachusetts, Rhode
Hampshire & Maine
540 Gallivan Blvd #200
Boston, MA 02124-5400
Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota
1600 University W #300
Saint Paul, MN 55104-3800
Epilepsy Foundation Texas - Houston
2630 Fountainview Dr #210
Houston, TX 77057-7629
About Epilepsy!' Weekend is also generously supported
by Lundbeck, Inc.
About The 'Talk About It!' Foundation
The 'Talk About It!' Foundation
(www.talkaboutit.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization created by Greg
Grunberg (star of HEROES, ALIAS and FELICITY) who, as the father of a child
with epilepsy, wants to change the public's false understanding and perceptions
The 'Talk About It!' Foundation helps give a voice to people impacted by epilepsy.
Our goals are: 1) To help end stigma by providing education and awareness so
the general public knows and talks about epilepsy, seizures and proper first
aid. 2) To provide support for people with epilepsy and their caregivers to become more comfortable talking about it with friends, family,
neighbors and colleagues. 3) To build collaborations and partnerships to help
unite the epilepsy community.
Epilepsy... It's time to talk about it!
About Lundbeck – Your Partner in
Lundbeck in the U.S.,
headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H. Lundbeck A/S in Denmark. Lundbeck is dedicated to providing therapies that fulfill
unmet medical needs of people with central nervous system (CNS)
With a special commitment to addressing the needs of the epilepsy community, Lundbeck invests millions annually in epilepsy research and
medical education. Lundbeck also partners with
professional and advocacy organizations to support and expand important
programs for people with epilepsy, such as Studio
E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program. Learn more at www.YourPartnerInEpilepsy.com.