Opening gong in honor of World Epilepsy Day
The Dutch Epilepsy Foundation sounds the gong on World Epilepsy Day to highlight the launch of their new website and a fundraising event that will take place this year.
Worldwide, 65 million people suffer from the unpredictable condition epilepsy for which there is no cure yet. Consequently, scientific research into the causes of epilepsy is of vital importance. The Dutch Epilepsy Foundation subsidizes studies that may lead to a cure. Furthermore the foundation supports people with epilepsy providing them with the right information, individual help and special holidays for those people who cannot travel by themselves due to their epilepsy.
Wouter de Klein, whose 5-year-old daughter Marte was diagnosed with epilepsy, sounds the gong in the presence of his fellow members of the Round Table 133 Utrechtsche Heuvelrug. They are organising a fundraising dinner and auction. The proceeds will benefit the Dutch Epilepsy Foundation.
For more information: www.epilepsie.nl