Saturday, June 16, 2007

Walking For A Cause

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Keith and I are walking for a cause... Epilepsy. Every year the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania together with the Pittsburgh Pirates offers a 5K run/2 mile walk to help raise money for this foundation. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 16th in Pittsburgh. Keith and I aspire to personally raise at least $400 in support of this organization ($200 each).

60,000 people suffer from epilepsy in the Western Pennsylvania area alone and so many more world-wide. Most of us have at least one or more acquaintances who may be included in this number. Epilepsy doesn't just affect the person with the ailment, but also his or her family and friends. One of Keith's co-workers suffers from this ailment. I recently learned that I have a number of family members who are/were also affected by this and some who have actually died in seizure. These circumstances make this a personal battle for us.

The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania offers a variety of programs and services to help those that suffer seize control of their epilepsy. Their services are designed to help them learn how to cope with the negative consequences sometimes associated with epilepsy or a seizure disorder. Some of these programs include support groups, education and awareness opportunities, college scholarships, summer camp, public advocacy assistance, employment assistance, and so much more!

To make a donation in support of our efforts for the Epilepsy Foundation, please go to Click on "Sponsor Participant." Enter "Vulhop" in the last name search field. Then click on one or both of our names to gain access to our websites. Follow the instructions to make your donation. This is a secure website; however if you should desire to make a cash/check donation, please e-mail me at and we will arrange to deliver it on the day of the walk.

Please consider a donation to this worthy cause. Your sponsorship will help us attain our goals. More importantly, your sponsorship will help change and save lives.

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