The Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles are proud to announce spokesperson Elizabeth Espinosa will be talking about epilepsy on Southern California radio’s KFI AM 640 as a host of Thompson and Espinosa, which airs weekdays from 1-3 PM PST.
The new partnership with KFI includes airing of public service announcements, narrated by Ms. Espinosa, which are designed to build epilepsy and seizure awareness in greater Los Angeles, with a special focus on the Latino community.
“We are grateful to Elizabeth Espinosa for continuing to lend her voice to the Epilepsy Foundation and its mission,” said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “It is vitally important that all people affected by epilepsy, including those in the Latino American community, know they are not alone. The Epilepsy Foundation and its nationwide network of affiliates can help people live full and productive lives.”
“There are over 200,000 families living with epilepsy in Southern California,” said Susan Pietsch-Escueta, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. “Elizabeth speaking up about epilepsy on such a popular radio station is vital to increasing public awareness about epilepsy and reminds people living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their fight against epilepsy.”
“I have been so excited that Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa have joined KFI — they are two wonderful, smart and passionate people,” said KFI PD Robin Bertolucci. “KFI is now live and local every day from 5am to 10pm, I know that Elizabeth is active in advocating for those with special needs, and her work with the Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, two important charities, is wonderful. We’re proud to support her in efforts to make Southern California better place for people living with epilepsy.”
Approximately 1 in 26 people in the USA will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. About 200,000 live with epilepsy in Southern California.