Greg Grunberg & Milo Ventimiglia Talk About It!


“Heroes” stars Greg Grunberg and Milo Ventimiglia reunite to talk about a very important cause — epilepsy. Greg and Milo talk about the true heroes for people living with seizures. Greg is the creator of TalkAboutIt.org, in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation. For more, visit TalkAboutIt.org.

Source: TalkAboutIt

Actor Greg Grunberg & Celebrity Friends Star in National PSA Raising Awareness of Epilepsy

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring actor Greg Grunberg and several of his celebrity friends was released nationwide to elevate awareness about epilepsy and encourage people to take action to reduce the impact of seizures. In addition to Grunberg, Jorge Garcia of Lost, James Denton of Desperate Housewives, Kurt Fuller ofBetter with You, and Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker ofSoul Food appear and urge all Americans – whether or not they have epilepsy – to TALK ABOUT IT. The PSA was developed through a partnership between TalkAboutIt.org, the Epilepsy Foundation and Lundbeck Inc.

When his oldest son Jake was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 7, Grunberg realized there was a negative stigma and a lot of myths associated with epilepsy and people with the condition. He quickly learned that most people know very little about epilepsy, because most people just do not talk about it. Compelled to make a difference, Grunberg collaborated with the Epilepsy Foundation to create the website TalkAboutIt.org so that people affected by epilepsy – from parents of children with the condition to adults with seizure disorders – would never feel isolated or afraid again.

“I believe open dialogue is the most important way to raise awareness and erase the stigma. My goal is to get everyone talking about it. There are three million Americans with epilepsy. You factor in their family and their friends and that’s a lot of people who can make a positive difference,” said Grunberg. “Even if you don’t have epilepsy, you can still lend your voice to help.”

Another focus of the PSA is to encourage those with epilepsy to see an epileptologist – a doctor who specializes in epilepsy – and work together to manage seizures. “When my son was diagnosed, I thought that getting him to a few seizures a week was good enough, but even those impacted Jake,” said Grunberg. “If you have epilepsy, please seek out an epileptologist, because even one seizure is too many.”

The PSA, which has been distributed in both video and audio formats, will begin airing nationwide in April and is also available for viewing on TalkAboutIt.org.

“It is an honor to partner with Greg and the Epilepsy Foundation to support the Talk About It mission,” said Beth Dean, Vice President of Epilepsy at Lundbeck Inc. “Over the years, so many of us at Lundbeck have had the opportunity to support and attend hundreds of epilepsy walks and educational events. We are truly humbled to meet so many incredible people with epilepsy – as well as their support networks of epileptologists, families and friends – all partnering together for a better future.”

About TalkAboutIt.org

TalkAboutIt.org, created by Greg Grunberg in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, is an independently created website designed to end misperceptions and misunderstandings about epilepsy. The site features celebrities of television, film and music talking about epilepsy awareness and proper seizure first aid. TalkAboutIt.org also hosts an online community where the public can post videos, photos, stories and make other creative contributions highlighting their participation in the ˜Talk About It’ Promise – to raise epilepsy awareness and end stigma in communities throughout America and around the globe.

About Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg, whose oldest son has seizures, is a vigorous advocate for epilepsy awareness on the national stage and in the Los Angeles area. Grunberg has served as spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation’s annual National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, DC. He is also an active supporter of the Pediatric Epilepsy Project at UCLA and of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Grunberg is best known for starring roles on television series Felicity,Alias, and Heroes.

About the Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against epilepsy since 1968. The Foundation’s goals are to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research, so not another moment is lost to seizures. For additional information, please visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.

About Lundbeck Inc.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Lundbeck Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of H. Lundbeck A/S in Denmark, is dedicated to providing innovative specialty therapies that fulfill unmet medical needs of people with central nervous system (CNS) disorders. With a special commitment to addressing the needs of the epilepsy community, the company focuses on therapies for some of the most complex seizure disorders while also actively supporting many community-based initiatives. For more information, please visit www.lundbeckinc.com.

Contact: TalkAboutIt.org:
Alexandra Lippin, 310-965-1990
or
Lundbeck Inc.:
Matt Flesch, 847-282-1154

Source: PharmaLive.com

James Denton on ‘Good Day LA’ – 3/15/2011

Los Angeles – Actor James Denton from “Desperate Housewives” is the Honorary Chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On Tuesday James talked to us about their upcoming fundraiser, “Block Party on Wisteria Lane,” which takes place April 16th on the Desperate Housewives back lot.

James and his band “Band From TV” will be performing at the event and you’ll be able to go behind the scenes of the show, bid on some great auction items, and help cure cystic fibrosis!

More info:

A Block Party on Wisteria Lane
For ticket and sponsorship information, go towww.wisterialaneblockparty.com or call 323-939-0758.

Source: My Fox LA