From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A Hewitt-Trussville High School student has been chosen to sing the national anthem at an event, in Birmingham, raising awareness of epilepsy.
The Walk to End Epilepsy will be on Nov. 2, in Railroad Park. Hundreds are expected to come together to affect change through care, advocacy, research and education.
The executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, Sara Franklin, said her foundation is excited to host the Walk to End Epilepsy.
“The Walk to END EPILEPSY is the only Walk to END EPILEPSY in Alabama and serves as our largest fundraiser of the year,” said Franklin. “This annual event strengthens our current efforts and generates funding to help families affected by epilepsy and seizures in our local community.”
Caroline Rowe, a senior at HTHS, will be singing the Star-Spangled Banner to kick off the walk. Franklin said Rowe has epilepsy and has been an advocate for the cause.
The walk begins at 11 a.m.
To sign up or for more information about the Walk to END EPILEPSY in Birmingham, visit WalktoEndEpilepsy.org/birmingham.