On 20th Saturday October 2018, Brevard County families and individuals will walk to raise money and draw attention to a condition that is as common in America as breast cancer but widely misunderstood. Often considered mysterious, epilepsy takes as many lives as breast cancer. The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, a local not-for-profit organization that provides epilepsy services to economically disadvantaged persons with the disorder, is holding the walk with a dual goal of increasing understanding and raising funds to help Brevard County citizens with epilepsy. • More than 400,000 Floridians have epilepsy. • Epilepsy can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. • Everyone has a 1 in 4 chance of having a seizure in his or her lifetime. • Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain characterized by two or more unprovoked seizures. • Each year 200,000 more people are diagnosed with epilepsy, a number that is rising as the population ages. • More people have epilepsy than multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s diseases combined.