Join Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur, Camila Coelho, for an Instagram Live with the Epilepsy Foundation

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT

Fashion and beauty entrepreneur, Camila Coelho, is hosting an Instagram Live with the Epilepsy Foundation. Camila will discuss her role as an Epilepsy Foundation board member and END EPILEPSY® ambassador, what she has been up to during quarantine, and share information about the Foundation’s programs and services.

WHEN

Tuesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. ET

WHERE

Instagram - instagram.com/camilacoelho and instagram.com/epilepsyfdn

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

WHY

Even in times like these, seizures don’t stop, and neither has the fight to END EPILEPSY. Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy.

Camila was diagnosed with epilepsy at the young age of 9 and has been able to control her seizures with medication. For years, she kept her battle with epilepsy private but recently opened up about her condition.

ABOUT EPILEPSY

According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.4 million people in the United States are affected by epilepsy. It is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce seizures which are sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that disrupt brain functions.

ABOUT THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

With a network of nearly 50 partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY®. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding $68.7 million for epilepsy research and supporting 3,091 epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. To learn more visit epilepsy.com or call 1.800.332.1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact Name: 
Jackie Aker
Contact Phone: 
(310) 846-9272
Contact Email: 

Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

 
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