SHARON'S RIDE.RUN.WALK MISSION -
Together We Lead the Fight to Stop Seizures!
The 16th annual Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk on Sunday, January 28th features activities for everybody; a cycling, running and walking course. It is the only course that takes you in and out of Diamond Head Crater while supporting a great cause!!!
1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime.
1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy.
More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy combined. Epilepsy is one of the world's oldest known medical conditions, yet people with epilepsy still face stigma and misunderstanding.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can occur in anyone at any stage of life. The physical symptoms of a seizure depend on which part of the brain is impacted by excessive electrical discharges. Although most people think of a seizure as a full-body convulsion, seizures can manifest as brief muscle jerks, unconscious behaviors like picking at clothing or what appears to be a lapse of attention, like daydreaming.
One-third of individuals are able to control their seizures with diet, medications and other therapies; others continue to struggle with an unexplained diagnosis. Much more research is needed to understand the cause of epilepsy and eventually find a cure.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the many challenges created by epilepsy. www.epilepsyhawaii.org
Event details and schedule
EFH has been hosting the Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk in Hawai'i since 2002 to support care, advocacy and community epilepsy education and awareness in Hawai'i. The Sharon's Ride is family oriented and pet-friendly and all funds raised through this event stay in Hawaii and support our mission to stop seizures and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy), find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
Date of Event: January 28, 2018
Location: Kapi'olani Community College (Diamond Head parking lot)
7:00am - 75K bike ride to Kailua
7:30am - 5K & 10K run into Diamond Head tunnel begins
8:30am - 1MILE fun walk around Diamond Head begins
To start a team, visit sharonsride.org/hawaii
Packet Pickup: TBA
Contact 808-528-3058 or email [email protected] with any questions!
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