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Hollywood Celebrities Support Epilepsy NZ's New Campaign

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HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES SUPPORT EPILEPSY NEW ZEALAND’S NEW CAMPAIGN

Hugh Laurie, Jack Black and Harrison Ford talk about epilepsy

Get ready! It’s here…November is talk about it month!

Three well known Hollywood celebrities, Hugh Laurie, Jack Black and Harrison Ford, have put their weight behind Epilepsy New Zealand’s Talk About It! Campaign, appearing on television adverts throughout November and early December, asking everybody to do the same…just talk about. With the support of Pub Charity and the ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation of America, this will be the first time ever that epilepsy and Epilepsy New Zealand will appear on New Zealand screens.

‘Talk About It!’ is a national campaign dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy. ‘Talk About It!’ was created by Greg Grunberg (star of Heroes, Alias and Felicity) who, as the father of a child with epilepsy, wanted to improve public understanding and perception of epilepsy and just get people to ‘Talk About It!’

In November annually, Epilepsy New Zealand is asking everyone to talk about epilepsy in support of raising greater awareness and understanding of the condition. Epilepsy New Zealand has planned this national campaign to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy on a national level.

To learn more about how you can become involved in Epilepsy New Zealand’s first ever ‘Talk About It!’ campaign visit www.epilepsy.org.nz to read all the different ways that you can support people with epilepsy this November. Epilepsy…It’s time to talk about it.

One in fifty people have epilepsy at some point in their life. Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that affects one to two percent of the population.

The people affected have recurring and spontaneous seizures. There are different types of seizures but they are always due to bursts of electrical activity in the brain. These bursts are caused by a chemical imbalance responsible for the transmission of impulses.

Epilepsy New Zealand provides support for those with the condition and awareness for those around them. Trained Field Officers offer support and epilepsy education to people with epilepsy, their families and the community in general.

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