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“Ride for Epilepsy Heroes Day”: Motorcycle ride starts Saturday

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Hampton Roads is hosting an event to raise awareness about epilepsy and celebrate “World Purple Day.” (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)

VIRGINIA BEACH — One group in Virginia Beach is raising awareness about epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Hampton Roads is hosting a motorcycle bike ride to raise awareness about the disorder.

“Since ‘Epilepsy Heroes Day’ is March 26th [Friday], we’ve made the ‘Ride For Epilepsy Heroes Day’ on Saturday,” according to the event’s Facebook page.

The motorcycle ride starts in Virginia Beach and ends at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.

The event is free and open to the public.

Riders who pay a $25 registration fee receive ‘Epilepsy Heroes’ t-shirt. Both “heroes and supporters” can also purchase tickets for the event however the t-shirts are limited.

“‘Everyone is an Epilepsy Hero,’ so come out and support Ride for Epilepsy Heroes Day!,” according to the event page.

The Ride for Epilepsy Heroes Day event starts at the New Life Church parking lot, 1244 Thompkins Lane in Virginia Beach on Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the motorcyclists leave for the state capitol.

For more information, contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Hampton Roads’ regional director of Virginia Lowell G. Evans at 757-226-8408 or 757-652-1729.

You can also check the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Hampton Roads website or email

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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