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Laps For Lyndsay


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laps for Lyndsay
Annual walk in memory of Lyndsay Lynch announced.
SALT LAKE CITY, Tuesday, October 1, 2013– On August 31, 2010, seven-year-old Lyndsay Lynch had her last seizure.  It was that seizure that cost the vivacious and bright-eyed Lyndsay her life.
“That year, and every year since, her family, friends, neighbors and even strangers, have walked around the track at Weber State University to keep her memory alive’, said Annette Maughan, President of the Epilepsy Association of Utah, “ And each year, the EAU is there to pay tribute to Lyndsay and her family. Their loss and their dedication is felt deeply at the EAU and we can not thank them enough for all that they do.”
All proceeds from the walk are used to send children with epilepsy to The Association’s Camp Neuro Revolution. This year is especially bitter sweet since Lyndsay would have turned 10 and been eligible to attend camp for the very first time. 
The camp is geared for pre-teens and teens, ages 10 -18 with epilepsy.

Held at the National Ability Center in Park City, the Lynches generous donation in Lyndsay’s name last year enabled almost 25 children to participate in what they never thought possible: Summer Camp!

Please join us at the 2013 Laps For Lyndsay!

When:     Saturday, October 12th 2013
Where:   Weber State University Stewart Stadium
Time:       8:00 am – 12:00 pm
ABOUT THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF UTAH
Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 100,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more.  Visit http://epilepsyut.org for additional information.
Press Contact:        Lindsey Palmer
Email:                        lindsey@epilepsyut.org
Website:                  www.epilepsyut.or 

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