Eisai To Sponsor 7th Annual National Walk For Epilepsy To Help Raise Epilepsy
-- 4 Paws for Ability Service Dogs to Greet Visitors at Eisai Event Booth --
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 18, 2013
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Eisai Inc. announced
today that it is a silver level sponsor of the Epilepsy Foundation's 7^th
Annual National Walk for Epilepsy, a family-oriented, non-competitive event to
raise awareness and funds to continue fighting to stop seizures, find a cure
and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Walk, which unites
thousands of families living with epilepsy each year, will feature activities
beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, on the Washington Monument
grounds in Washington, D.C.
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In addition to the Walk, Eisai is working with 4 Paws for Ability, an
organization that trains and places service dogs with children with a variety
of needs, including those with epilepsy. Seizure assistance dogs, in
particular, are taught to alert children and families when the child is about
to have a seizure, and get help in the event of a seizure. The dogs also
provide valuable emotional support during medical procedures as well as in
At Eisai's event booth during the Walk, families will have the opportunity to
meet and greet Jeremy Dulebohn, training director at 4 Paws for Ability, and
his demo dog Brody. A 14-year-old who has epilepsy and her dog will also greet
visitors at the booth.
"Having a service dog can give children and their families confidence and
independence that will enrich their lives," said Dulebohn. "We hear countless
stories about parents who worry that they may miss their child having a
seizure. When we place the service dogs, we often hear that the dog has given
these families their lives back. We at 4 Paws for Ability would like to thank
Eisai for their partnership and help raising awareness of this life-changing
resource for the epilepsy community."
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of
mental and physical functions. According to the Institute of Medicine,
epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders affecting 2.2
million people in the United States. Beyond providing a place of support for
the community, the National Walk for Epilepsy has raised more than $5 million
in the past five years for epilepsy research as well as programs and services
for people with epilepsy.
"Epilepsy is a therapeutic area of focus for Eisai and we are proud to support
the Epilepsy Foundation and 4 Paws for Ability at the National Walk for
Epilepsy," said Christine Verini, Vice President, Corporate Communications &
Advocacy, Eisai Inc. "These partnerships support our human health care (hhc)
mission of keeping the unmet medical needs of patients and their families at
the forefront of all that we do."
For more information on 4 Paws for Ability, please visit
www.4PawsForAbility.org. For more information on the Epilepsy Foundation's
National Walk for Epilepsy, please visit www.WalkForEpilepsy.org.
About Eisai Inc.
Eisai Inc. was established in 1995 and began marketing its first product in
the United States in 1997. Since that time, Eisai Inc. has rapidly grown to
become a fully integrated pharmaceutical business. Eisai's key areas of
commercial focus are neurology and oncology. The company serves as the U.S.
pharmaceutical operation of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health
care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout
Eisai has a global product creation organization that includes U.S.-based R&D
facilities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, as
well as manufacturing facilities in Maryland and North Carolina. The company's
areas of R&D focus include neuroscience; oncology; vascular, inflammatory and
immunological reaction; and antibody-based programs. For more information
about Eisai, please visit www.eisai.com/US.
SOURCE Eisai Inc.
Contact: Laurie Landau, Eisai Inc., 201-746-2510, email@example.com
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