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Second Annual "Strides for Hope" to be Held April 6 to Help Overcome Pediatric Epilepsy

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • 10:45pm

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Nearly 3 million people in the United States suffer from epilepsy, including 327,000 children under the age of 15.

The second annual Stride for Hope 5K run or 2K family walk will be held Sunday, April 6, at the Livingston High School Oval, 30 Robert Harp Dr., Livingston.

The proceeds from Stride for Hope will benefit the St. Barnabas Medical Center Pediatric Epilepsy Program.

The  Greenstein H.O.P.E. Fund to help overcome pediatric epilepsy began last year and was inspired by Ethan Greenstein, who has been battling epilepsy since he was 6 1/2 months old.

  • Each year 45,000 under the age of 15 develop epilepsy
  • One in three adults knows someone who suffers from epilepsy
  • Nearly 100,000 children suffer with seizures that cannot be controlled
  • 200,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year

 

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