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					Epilepsy: What Triggers Seizures?
Seizures may occur in response to certain situations. COMMON TRIGGERS: • Stress, not eating well, low blood sugar, excess caffeine • Bright flashing • Day or night, sleep • Alcohol or lights deprivation drug use

1 – Epilepsy Foundation Web site, http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/types/triggers/livingtrigger.cfm 2 – Illustrations developed by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics®, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


				
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Description: The Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy will bring the epilepsy community together to demonstrate camaraderie, strength and success. Over the span of two years, the National Walk for Epilepsy has raised more than $2 million and engaged more than 13,000 people across the country. Special guests include, event chairperson Greg Grunberg of NBC's "Heroes," Alan Faneca of the New York Jets, and Jason Snelling of the Atlanta Falcons. The National Walk for Epilepsy will be hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation, with financial support from Ortho-McNeil Neurologics�, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. people who cannot make it to the Mall can still support the event by sponsoring a participant or becoming virtual walkers and fundraising for the cause. By walking in their own community on the day of the National Walk for Epilepsy, virtual walkers help demonstrate their commitment to those impacted by epilepsy.