Epilepsy research and funding just got an interesting supporter, and it is from the most unexpected of sources… professional baseball teams. Starting on June 1, 2012 to June 18, 2012, baseball Hall of Famers, general managers, coaches and active All-Stars will offer their time and talents to help patients who have epilepsy.
Baseball stars will be allowing their fans to bid on various experiences that will be offered in a joint effort to help raise funds to help “strike out seizures.” This effort is all a part of the S4 Epilepsy Walk that is a popular event that is set to occur on June 9 in Southbury, Conn. It all started with one young woman named Sarah, whose father used his MLB connections to get the teams and players to participate.
“This is the most I’ve ever asked of these guys,” says Sarah’s dad, David Fradkin, who runs a baseball apparel company named Ropes. “For my business it was, ‘Let’s go drink beer.’ For this it was a little more involved. This is for my daughter, and these guys know that they’re helping other people, too.”
The auction is going to help the S4 (Sarah & Southbury Strikeout Seizures) event itself as well as helping CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) by providing bidders some rarely seen access to the players’ world in general. The fans are going to be able to bid on things like lunch with Jim Thome, 18 holes of golf with Paul Molitor and Bert Blyleven and a meeting at Fenway Park with Adrian Gonzalez. One of the luckiest bidders will get to assist the manager of the Giants, Bruce Bochy, in filling out his lineup card. Game tips are also being offered by Felix Hernandez and Tom Candiotti in private lessons.
Some of the other baseball big leaguers who will be participating in the event include Chris Carpenter, Tim Wakefield, Cito Gaston, Pat Hentgen, Brian Giles, Bud Black, Eric Wedge, Sandy Alomar Jr., Charles Nagy and Robin Ventura. You can view some of the auction samples up for bidding at (www.s4epilepsywalk.com), but the auction itself will be held at charitybuzz.com.
Epilepsy is a condition that affects people of all ages all across the country. Most are treated with anti-seizure medications like Topamax. Some of the side effects linked to Topamax include birth defects in babies exposed to the drug in-utero. Some of those birth defects linked to Topamax include PPHN, oral clefts, neural tube defects and heart, lung and brain defects.
If your baby was born with any of these birth defects after being exposed to Topamax during gestation, contact Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting Topamax lawsuits and may be able to help you recover money for your baby’s injuries.
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