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‘Heroes’ Actor Greg Grunberg, ‘Pawn Star’ Rick Harrison Kick Off ‘Talk About It for Epilepsy!’ Netathon Presented by Epilepsy Foundation and Sunovion

Star-Studded 12-Hour Event, Broadcasting from Hollywood, Benefits Organization Dedicated to Helping 3 Million Americans Living with Seizures

Saturday, June 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Greg Grunberg (“Heroes Reborn,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Rick Harrison (“Pawn Stars,” “Pawnography”) kicked off the Epilepsy Foundation’s first-ever “Talk About It for Epilepsy!” Netathon Presented by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Sunovion) today at noon Pacific time.

“Talk About It for Epilepsy!” Netathon Presented by Sunovion features stars from stage, screen, music, and comedy. The program includes information to educate the epilepsy community and general public about seizures and epilepsy, as well as resources available. The Netathon is expected to raise thousands of dollars for the Epilepsy Foundation’s programs and initiatives aimed at advancing access to care, funding research and new therapies, and enabling educational programs.

Greg Grunberg, Rick Harrison Kick Off "Talk About It for Epilepsy!" Presented by Sunovion

“Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological problem in the United States, but far too often, people are afraid to talk about it,” said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “‘Talk About It for Epilepsy!’ will help increase public awareness, help break down the misperceptions surrounding epilepsy, and raise critical funds for the epilepsy community, including funding new therapies in a timeframe that matters. Together with Rick, Greg, and everyone watching, we will broaden epilepsy awareness with the goal of helping people with seizures live to their fullest potential.”

For more visit: www.epilepsy.com/netathon

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