By Tim Saunders on
Heroes star Greg Grunberg is to take part in the National Walk For Epilepsy in March, and he wants your support.
The 42-year-old actor is a long-time supporter of Epilepsy causes, and will be joined by his son Jake – a sufferer of the condition – for the walk.
“I will be participating in the National Walk for Epilepsy scheduled to take place on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Participating in an event that raises money for people living with epilepsy, touches all of our lives in some way. Think about the ways that people living with epilepsy has impacted those around you.
“The money we raise will go to fight stigma, raise awareness and find a cure for epilepsy. I need your support, so please do anything you can, join my team, register as an individual or make a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation on my behalf."
The National Walk for Epilepsy is a fundraising event that will cover a route of 2 miles. The goal of the Walk is to raise more than $1.5 million for epilepsy services, education, advocacy and research. The event, made possible with support from Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, Inc., is designed to bring the epilepsy community together to demonstrate camaraderie, strength and success.
Grunberg – who plays Matt Parkman, the mind-reading cop on NBC’s Heroes – is well known for his charity work. He is the founder and drummer for Band From TV, an all-star charity rock band that raises money for non-profit organizations such as Save the Children, The Art of Elysium, the Child Abuse Prevention Program and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence through the Band From TV Global Charity Trust. Band From TV recently released their first CD, Hoggin’ All The Covers, which has become a huge hit at Amazon.com and can be ordered here. Look To The Stars was lucky enough to interview Greg just before Christmas, and the video of our chat can be viewed here.
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