2021 Sharon’s Ride Run Walk benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego –

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sharon’s journey. Classes. market. will take place in person on Saturday May 22, 2021 at Ingram Plaza in Liberty Station.

All proceeds from the 15-mile bike ride and 5-mile run / walk directly support the Epilepsy Foundation’s free programs and services for the 50,000 people living with epilepsy in San Diego.

The event will feature an extended race day pack pickup where all participants will pick up their t-shirts and race packs, with a fun and festive photo scene, DJ and other COVID safe entertainment throughout. of the day. Participants will have the option of choosing a variety of routes around Liberty Station and the adjacent NTC Park along the San Diego waterfront.

The annual event is a tribute to Sharon Rosenfeld, nurse and teacher, who cared deeply about people with epilepsy and advocated helmet safety. She was killed while cycling in 1993. Epilepsy neurologists Dr William Rosenfeld and Dr Susan Lipmann created the event to honor Sharon’s memory.

The foundation has served the San Diego community since 1954, providing advocacy and counseling services to families, children and adults, first aid training, expressive arts therapy, a children’s summer camp and adolescents and a variety of support services. All of these services are provided free of charge and are accessible to anyone whose life is affected by epilepsy.

San Diego Epilepsy Foundation President and CEO Wendy Urushima-Conn joined Good Evening San Diego to discuss the event.

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