By Tim Saunders on
The auction, which can be accessed at humanety.com, opens this Thrusday, March 26, and runs until April 5. The prize is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a personal 30-minute video conversation with Grunberg at a later date.
Grunberg is a longtime supporter of epilepsy causes, an issue that he has been involved with since his son, Jake, was diagnosed with the condition. He is the official spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation and EpilepsyAdvocate.com, and recently created TalkAboutIt.org, a website that helps remove stigmas about epilepsy and provides a forum for information about the affliction. He also founded Band From TV – with fellow actors Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Adrian Pasdar, Jesse Spencer and Bob Guiney – to raise money for different charities.
“When I heard about Humanety, I jumped at the chance to raise money and awareness about a cause I feel so passionately about. I love talking with my fans, and nothing is off limits: Heroes, Alias, Felicity, Yowza!!, my best friend JJ and his new Star Trek movie and, of course, epilepsy. Let’s talk about it,” said Grunberg.
“Humanety is a new way to help support and promote a wide variety of vital charities,” said Michael Campbell, CEO of Humanety. “By conducting these meetings over the Internet, we are able to connect celebrities to their fans anywhere around the world. We are honored to work with Greg to help him promote the cause of the Epilepsy Foundation and hopefully raise significant donations in the process.”
The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of the more than 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.
Grunberg is also due take part in the National Walk For Epilepsy in Washington DC next week. The Walk 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 is designed to bring the epilepsy community together to demonstrate camaraderie, strength and success.
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