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Hundreds Gather at the Stroll for Epilepsy Benefit [VIDEO]

 

ST. CLOUD — One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime. The Stroll for Epilepsy benefit is a way to help fight seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges of epilepsy.

Vicki Kopplin is the Executive Director for the Epilepsy Foundation in Minnesota.  She says the foundation helps provide programs, and an education for those with epilepsy.

Hundreds of people came to Lake George tonight (Thursday) to walk in the Stroll for Epilepsy event, a three mile walk around the lake.

Lori Braegelmann, the Community Outreach Coordinator, says their goal is to bring people together, as well as show those who suffer from the disease that they are not alone.

“For many of the families, it’s their annual event where they can come back, meet some of the people they met before, and meet new some people,” says Braeglemann.

The Stroll for Epilepsy benefit has been happening in St. Cloud for thirteen years.

The event is one of the large fundraisers for the foundation.

St. Cloud was one of five cities to host the event tonight including St. Paul, Duluth, Fargo, and Rochester.

Hundreds march at Stroll for Epilepsy event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)

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