Join us at a Sharon’s Ride near you in 2020 and help us to build a strong community for the individuals affected by epilepsy. Show your support by participating in a friendly bike ride or walk/run. Create or join a team to promote epilepsy awareness, campaign for someone with epilepsy, or honor the memory of an individual. Together we can bring epilepsy out of the shadows!
2020 Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. Series
San Diego, CA
April 19, 2020
Greater So Illinois
September 12th, 2020
October 4th, 2020
WHAT IS EPILEPSY?
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes people to have recurrent, unprovoked seizures. A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. One leading preventable cause of epilepsy and seizures is head trauma. Wearing helmets while riding a bicycle or other head injurt prone sports can reduce the number of new cases.
WHO IS SHARON?
Sharon’s love for people with epilepsy lives on each year through Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk, the nationa’s single largest epilepsy-awareness event series bringing thousands of people together.
Founded in 1995 by Drs. Rosenfeld and Lipmann to honor and continue the work of Sharon, a teacher and nurse who dedicated her life to helping people with epilepsy, and promoting helmet safety to prevent head injuries and seizures.