Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation and Lundbeck Announce Scholarship

  Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation and Lundbeck Announce Scholarship

   Scholarship awards allow more families to attend LGS Foundation Family &
                           Professional Conference

2013 LGS Foundation Family & Professional Conference

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NEW YORK -- January 23, 2013

The Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation (LGS Foundation) and Lundbeck announced
today the availability of a new Lundbeck Scholarship to provide financial
assistance for families interested in attending the upcoming national 2013 LGS
Foundation Family & Professional Conference in Cerritos, Calif., May 3-5. The
application asks families to write a short essay explaining why they are
interested in attending and how LGS has affected their family. Applicants can
visit the LGS Foundation website, www.lgsfoundation.org to download and
complete their application by the deadline of March 8, 2013.

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a rare and severe form of epilepsy.^1,2 The
condition is typically diagnosed in childhood and often persists into
adulthood.^2,3,4 LGS can take an enormous toll on the physical and
developmental health of the patient, as well as the well-being of the
patient’s family, due to the severity of seizures, frequent injuries,
developmental delays and behavioral problems of the patient.^1,5

The Family & Professional Conference brings families and professionals
together to discuss new developments in treatments and services available, as
well as personal experiences with the condition. The scholarship, which is
funded through a donation by Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to
helping people with epilepsy, will cover travel, hotel accommodations and
conference registration fees for selected families.

“Because LGS is not a common seizure disorder, many families struggle to find
local support, and some may never have had the opportunity to connect in
person with another family coping with the condition,” said Christina
SanInocencio, president, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation. “The Family &
Professional Conference gives families from across the country a chance to
have open discussion with others who understand the day-to-day challenges of
LGS, and gives them interaction with LGS experts whom they might not have
access to at a local level. The Lundbeck Scholarship makes it possible for
more families to have this experience.”

All scholarship recipients will be selected by an LGS Foundation-appointed,
independent board of reviewers. If selected, LGS Foundation will contact
recipients to arrange travel to the conference before April 5, 2013. The LGS
Foundation provides on-site childcare for LGS patients, allowing caregivers to
attend discussions.

“We understand that families affected by LGS benefit from increased education
and resources that can help them manage this challenging, and sometimes
isolating, condition,” said Mike Hanley, Director of Marketing, Lundbeck US.
“We have seen firsthand how important the LGS Foundation can be for these
families, and are proud to offer the Lundbeck Scholarship to this year’s
conference as part of our ongoing commitment to address the needs of people
with challenging seizure disorders.”

About Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation

The LGS Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing
information about Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome while raising funds for research,
services and support for individuals living with LGS and their families. The
LGS Foundation is based in New York City and provides services and information
to thousands of members across the world.

About Lundbeck in the U.S.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of H. Lundbeck A/S, Lundbeck in the U.S. is
headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois,and is committed to accelerating its
work in central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including challenging seizure
disorders. Additionally, Lundbeck employees actively support and participate
in hundreds of epilepsy awareness events each year as part of their ongoing
commitment to make a difference for those impacted by epilepsy. For more
information, please visit YourPartnerInEpilepsy.com.

About Lundbeck

H. Lundbeck A/S (LUN.CO, LUN DC, HLUYY) is an international pharmaceutical
company highly committed to improving the quality of life for people suffering
from psychiatric and neurological disorders. For this purpose, Lundbeck is
engaged in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of
pharmaceuticals across the world. The company's products are targeted at
disorders such as depression and anxiety, psychotic disorders, epilepsy and
Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Lundbeck was founded in 1915 by Hans Lundbeck in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today
Lundbeck employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide. Lundbeck is one of the
world's leading pharmaceutical companies working with psychiatric and
neurological disorders. In 2011, the company's revenue was DKK 16.0 billion
(approximately EUR 2.2 billion or USD 3.0 billion). For more information,
please visit www.lundbeck.com.

SOURCES

1. Glauser, Tracey. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Medscape. 2011.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1176735-overview. Last accessed 1/9/13.

2. Van Rijckevorsel, Kenou et al. Treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome:
overview and recent findings. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2008:
4(6) 1001-1019.

3. Arzimanoglou, Alexis et al. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome: a consensus approach
on diagnosis, assessment, management, and trial methodology. The Lancet. 2009:
8(1) 82-93.

4. Cherian, K. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Medscape. 2012.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1176735-overview. Last accessed 1/9/13.

5. Crumrine PK. Management of Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Pediatric
Drugs. 2011:13 (2): 107-118.

Contact:

LGS Foundation
Christina SanInocencio, 718-374-3800 ext. 2
or
Lundbeck
Matt Flesch, 847-282-1154
 
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