“Seize the Day” run to raise money for individuals with developmental disabilities

Two years ago Amer Armbruster developed epilepsy, which hindered his ability to participate in his favorite activity; running. Amer wasn’t going to let his diagnosis get him down and he decided to host a trail run to raise awareness about epilepsy and raise money for a good cause.

Now in it’s second year, “Seize the Day: Amer’s Epilepsy Trail Race 5K, 10K, and One-Mile Walk/Fun Run” will take place on July 16th at Mendon’s Pond Park. It is $35 to register for the 5 or 10K and $10 to register for one mile. Proceeds from this event will go to benefit Empowering People’s Independence, a non-profit that helps kids and adults with developmental disabilities.

To learn more about epilepsy, Good Day Rochester was joined by Dr. Laurie Seltzer, Assistant Professor of Child Neurology and Epilepsy at the University of Rochester, and EPI’s Education and Camp Director Mike Radell. Then we spoke with Amer and his father Mark to learn more about the race and how you can get involved.

To register for the run, you can visit epiny.org.