By Elizabeth Willoughby on
Hunter Tylo's new video, posted on You Tube for the American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation (AEOF), was created to raise public awareness about epilepsy. A celebrity spokesperson for AEOF, she is also promoting their First Annual Wings of Hope Benefit to be held June 13 in Chicago.
Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in children, often leading to death. According to AEOF, “Epilepsy is more common than Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis combined.”
Despite those statistics, due mostly to a lack of publicity, the condition is generally thought of as easily treatable and more of an embarrassing condition than life threatening. Tylo, who lost her son last year in an accidental drowning during a seizure, knows better.
An estimated 2 to 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and 50,000 epilepsy-related deaths occur annually.
Tickets to the Benefit cost $100. A limited number of VIP tickets, for $200 each, will get buyers in to the event an hour early for a private cocktail reception with Tylo. Funds generated from a silent auction to be held during the event will support AEOF’s educational and support programs for families of epilepsy sufferers.
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