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Matthew Monger’s 6th Annual Epilepsy Walk
November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join Matthew Monger’s family as they walk on November 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM to raise awareness for epilepsy and SUDEP in Matthew’s Memory. Matthew lost his battle with epilepsy on June 18, 2012. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month so please join us as we raise awareness.
The walk takes place at Rockwood Park located at 3401 Courthouse Road, Richmond, VA 23236. There is no cost to participate, but donations can be received day of or on line by clicking on the donate button at http://www.RunningGuru.com/Campaign/MatthewMonger2017.
Please support and help us raise awareness and funds in memory of Matthew Monger. This year we will be raising funds for The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation (CHF).
The main focus of CHF is to raise funds to provide grants for fully-trained seizure-response dogs and life-saving daytime and nighttime movement monitors for those in need. CHF is named Chelsea, who like Matthew, died in her sleep during a seizure in April of 2009. SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) was the cause of her death. During the 6 years that Chelsea had occasional seizures, no one ever told the Hutchisons a seizure could take her life other than through an accidental fall or drowning. As a result of that omission, The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation informs those living with epilepsy of the risks and raises awareness of SUDEP so that no other families are blind-sided. (www.ChelseaHutchisonFoundation.org)
Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages – more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease – combined. Almost 500 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed every day and it is estimated that over 50,000 Americans die from seizures and seizure-related causes every year in the United States.