Walk for epilepsy held at Forest Park

Epilepsy Foundation of New England helps more than 100,000 people living with epilepsy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield walk for epilepsy is Saturday. Organizers said it could be another record breaking year for the epilepsy walk in Forest Park, with nearly 300 people registered as of Friday.

Walkers will start checking in at 9:30 Saturday morning for Epilepsy Foundation New England’s annual walk to raise awareness about the disorder. 22News reporter Tamara Sacharcyzk is the emcee of the walk. She’ll get things started around 10:45 before the walk begins at 11.

The Epilepsy Foundation of New England helps make a difference for the more than 100,000 people in New England living with epilepsy. They work to find therapies and cures that can help people overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy. More than 2,000 people participate in the walks held by Epilepsy New England in 4 different states. The foundation offers community education, support groups, financial assistance and more to those struggling with epilepsy.

A lunch and raffle drawing will be held after the walk finishes up Saturday afternoon.