Epilepsy doesn't stop because of Covid-19, and we won't either! Please join us on Sunday, September 13, 2020,
for the fourth-annual 5k charity walk
to increase epilepsy awareness and to raise money for the Epilepsy Research Fund at Children's Hospital at Montefiore
. This year, the walk will be virtual
. Please see the Event Details
page for more information.
Epilepsy is a disease involving recurrent seizures. In normal brain function, millions of tiny electrical charges pass from nerve cells in the brain to the rest of the body. A seizure occurs when there is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, which may cause convulsions, abnormal behaviors, or loss of consciousness.
- 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy.
- 3.4 million people in the United States have epilepsy.
- 200,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed in the United States each year.
- One-third of people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures because
no available treatment works for them.
The Epilepsy Research Fund is overseen by Chappaqua resident Dr. Solomon Moshé. Dr. Moshé is a pediatric neurologist at CHAM as well as a professor of neurology, neuroscience, and pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of research include the study of subcortical circuits involving the control of seizures and the consequences of seizures in the developing brain. Dr. Moshé has mentored over 200 scientists and clinicians from around the world in clinical epilepsy and epilepsy-related research.
CHAM specialists have published more than 600 peer-reviewed journal articles and lecture extensively at national and international meetings. Your donations will help provide the funds they need to continue their ground-breaking work to create a brighter future for all people with epilepsy.
Together we walk!