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Celebrities Supporting Epilepsy | November 2, 2018

There are some people who don’t turn a deaf ear to what everyone else doesn’t want to hear. The phobic fear of epilepsy.

For example, Greg Grunberg is a true “Hero.” Not just as a TV star but also as the spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He is joined in his support by:

Harrison Ford of Star Wars fame, auctioned off his “The Force Awakens” signed one-of-a-kind leather jacket for $191,000 to benefit NYU’s non-profit Langone Medical Center in light of his daughter’s successful treatment. He is quoted as saying: “This is a cause near and dear to me.”

Courteney Cox — who achieved fame for her role as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom “Friends”.

Leonardo DiCaprio — internationally famous for his performance in “Titanic”, “Gangs of New York”, and “The Aviator,” to name a few.

Jennifer Garner — famous for her T.V. role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in the thriller “Alias”, which aired for five seasons

Chanda Gunn — USA Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey goaltender, and bronze medal winner of the 2006 Winter Olympics. She is also the proud spokesperson for the Epilepsy Therapy Project and Epilepsy.com.

Larry King — recognized in the United States as one of the premier broadcast interviewers, winning an Emmy, two Peabody Awards, and ten Cable ACE Awards.

Sarah Jessica Parker — the unforgettable Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex in the City” which aired for 94 episodes!

Mike Simmel — (Mighty Mike) of the Harlem Wizards — now a national spokesperson for various epilepsy awareness campaigns, and helping children at camps with special needs.

Geoff Pope — an American football cornerback who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

Don Rickles — American stand-up comedian and actor — one of the most respected talents in entertainment.

Charlie Sheen — noted movie and television actor, recently donated 10K for epilepsy

Jason Snelling — American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.

Neil Young — Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation.

And, on the other side of the pond there’s:

007’s Daniel Craig. (The only blonde to play Bond!) He Supports Epilepsy Action in England.  Along with:

Dame Judi Dench CH, DBE, FRSA — honored and famous for her contributions to British film and stage.

Hugh Laurie — the most watched leading man on television in his role as “House M.D”

Sir Roger Moore — debonair as Simon Templar in “The Saint” and James Bond in “Live and Let Die”.

Jonathan Pryce, CBE — versatile and accomplished Welsh stage and film actor and singer.

Claudia Schiffer — one of the world’s most successful models, having appeared on over 500 magazine covers.

Emma Thompson — winner of Hollywood’s Oscar twice, and three-time BAFTA award winner for her witty stage and screen performances…

Can you name some others?

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Resources:

http://www.looktothestars.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=epilepsy&s=Search

http://www.looktothestars.org/charity/398-pediatric-epilepsy-project

http://promise.talkaboutit.org/news/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judi_Dench

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Laurie

http://www.klast.net/bond/rm_bio.html

http://www.fandango.com/jonathanpryce/filmography/p57980

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudia_Schiffer

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000668/bio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courteney_Cox

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo_DiCaprio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Garner

http://my.epilepsy.com/EPILEPSY/chanda_gunn?print=true

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000572/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Pope_(American_football)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Snelling

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000230/bio

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0725543/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young


3 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on catsissie.

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    Comment by catsissie — November 3, 2018 @ 4:42 AM

  2. But nobody can top this celebrity story:

    https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/article/app/14/5/24/mister-rogers-saved-my-life-the-authors-love-of-mister

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    Comment by Martha — November 10, 2018 @ 8:48 PM


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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