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5K walk will benefit those with epilepsy

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Sep. 7, 2012, at 11:58 a.m.

A 5K walk stepping into Wichita later this month will raise money for those who need monitors and trained dogs that help detect epileptic seizures.

Chelsea’s Epilepsy Walk for SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epileptic seizures) Awareness is seeking individuals and teams to join its events on Sept. 23.

The walk starts at 9 a.m. on the lawn of the Hyatt Regency Wichita, 400 W. Waterman. Onsite registration and check-in is at 8. The day also features a balloon launch and drawing.

The fundraiser benefits the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, a Colorado-based nonprofit founded in honor the teen, who died from an epileptic seizure as she slept. Money raised provides grants for seizure-response dogs, monitors and other services for epilepsy patients.

Advance registration is available through Sept. 21. The cost is $25 for adults and children 13-17 and $15 for children 7-12. Kids younger than 7 are free. After Sept. 21, the price increases by $5 per person. Virtual walkers can participate for $25.

Sign-up is available at www.chelseaswalk.org or by mailing a registration form with payment by Sept. 22 to: P.O. Box 630048, Littleton, CO 80163-0048.

More information, including sponsorship opportunities, is available at www.chelseahutchisonfoundation.org.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her tweets at www.twitter.com/amyreneeleiker.

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