Alan Faneca is a former professional guard for the National Football League who was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 15.  He played with the condition straight through his final game, which came at the end of the 2010 season.  Perhaps the best offensive guard in Steelers history, Alan played his Hall of Fame career with epilepsy, and while he's not battling defensive linemen anymore, he is still fighting to spread awareness of the condition.


DJ Hapa is a leading Los Angeles based DJ.  His accolades and clients includes such top brands as Ducati, Ferrari, Red Bull, Samsung, The Grammys, just to name a few.  DJ Hapa has shared the stage with artists as diverse as his musical selection: Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, and Macy Gray to The Far East Movement, Diplo, and Chromeo.  In 1998, DJ Hapa was diagnosed with epilepsy and he refers to it as one of the greatest teachers in life, encouraging him to focus on living life to the fullest, the centerpiece to his commencement keynote at UCLA.  Currently, DJ Hapa is an official spokesperson for epilepsy and is determined to help spread awareness for the condition that affects more than 65 million people worldwide.


Greg Grunberg is a television and film actor. Greg is best known for starring as Matt Parkman in the NBC television series Heroes and "Snap" Wexley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Greg’s eldest adult son has epilepsy. "When our oldest son was diagnosed with epilepsy, we felt isolated and alone. But then we found the Epilepsy Foundation, which to this day gives us hope and support.”


Rick Harrison is a Las Vegas-based businessman and reality television personality, best known as the co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, as featured on the History series Pawn Stars. “As someone who lived with seizures as a teenager, I am passionate about increasing public awareness to help improve the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy.”  “Through my work with the Epilepsy Foundation, I have experienced first-hand the amazing contributions the organization’s programs and initiatives have made to the community; however, I know that there is still more to do." 



Event Info

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 7am

Washington Monument Grounds
15th St. and Independence Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007

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