Epilepsy awareness event ‘Seize the Day’ 5k and 10k run held at Mendon Ponds Park

Honeoye Falls, N.Y.— An epilepsy awareness event was held Sunday at Mendon Ponds Park, and Amer Armbruster is a local kid who explained the challenges of both todays run and the disorder.

“It’s fun, and then you hit he hills and then all of a sudden it’s no fun. It kind of works like having epilepsy there are a lot of ups and downs,” said Amer Armbruster, the organizer of the event.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures and effects millions of Americans. This was the second Seize the Day run and all proceeds will go to the organization Empowering Peoples Independence.

So far, the events have raised $70,000 and keep getting larger.

Amer also discussed his wish that everyone is able to have the same support he has had during his life with epilepsy.

“I’ve had a great support network over the past few years helping me with having epilepsy and all that. I know there are a lot of people who don’t have that, so I put this on to help get a support network. “There’s about 200 people here which is amazing, last year we had about 150, I’m so happy with the turnout.” Amer said.