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Ever Wonder: What is Epilepsy?
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, so it’s fitting that in November 2021, Philip Haydon—professor and chair of neuroscience at Tufts—plans to set sail from Boston and circumnavigate the globe on a fifty-foot yacht flying a Tufts School of Medicine flag to raise awareness and money for epilepsy research—about 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy.
A percentage of all online and corporate donations to his Sail4Epilepsy nonprofit will go directly to the School of Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation New England. After he returns to Boston, he will sell his boat and equipment and give all proceeds to the partners.
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