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Locals Walk for Epilepsy Awareness

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MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford joined nine other cities across the northwest Saturday for the annual Walk for Epilepsy.

Roughly 50 people showed up to the Fichtner-Mainwaring Park for the first year of the Medford walk, raising roughly $3,500.

“Having epilepsy doesn’t make you a different person. You’re not dying from it,” said Team Captain and epilepsy patient Macy Senestraro. “So I think it’s good if people know more about it… and that I’m not an alien.”

The event is in its 11th year overall.

About 2,000 people across the entire Northwest walked today, raising close to $200,000 for support groups, school education, and counseling around epilepsy.