Traverse City Hosts First Annual Summer Stroll for Epilepsy

 

Dozens of people gathered in Traverse City Saturday to walk for a noble cause.

Saturday was the first ever Summer Stroll for Epilepsy in Traverse City.

People walked along Clinch Park, helping to raise money and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 100,000 people in Michigan have epilepsy.

It’s a neurological condition that can cause issues in the brain, which often result in seizures.

Those who took part in the event say it’s important to make people in Northern Michigan aware of the struggles people with epilepsy face.

“One of the reasons why we love this stroll is it gets the epilepsy community together,” says Brianna Romines, President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. “There’s so much isolation that still exists within the epilepsy community.

“It raises that vital funding we need to keep all of our programs at little or no cost… The other key peace is awareness. There is still very much some myths and misconceptions out there about epilepsy, so spreading awareness is so important.”

Five more Summer Strolls for Epilepsy will take place across the state later this year, including one in Midland on June 2nd.

To register for the event in Midland, click here.