IMPORTANT NOTE (5/19/11): Due to illness, Greg Grunberg’s appearance at the 11th Annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K has been cancelled.
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Actor, musician, and epilepsy advocate Greg Grunberg will be coming to Chicago to take part in the 11th Annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K. The event takes place on Saturday, May 21 at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. Greg Grunberg has starred in hit TV shows such as “Heroes,” “Alias,” and “Felicity,” and stars in the new NBC series “Love Bites.” He is also the star of the upcoming A&E original drama series, “Big Mike.”
Greg has a son with epilepsy, and as a result has been a strong advocate for the cause of epilepsy awareness for many years. His “Talk About It!” initiative, with which he has partnered with the national Epilepsy Foundation, has seen dozens of celebrities from the worlds of film, television, and music help educate the public about epilepsy, which affects over 125,000 people in the Greater Chicago area and over 3,000,000 people nationwide.
On top of his work with “Talk About It!,” and the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K, Greg also heads up “Band from TV,” a musical group comprised of celebrity musicians (including Hugh Laurie, Bob Guiney, James Denton, and others) who perform to benefit the members’ chosen charities.
He is also the creator of a money-saving iPhone/smartphone app called Yowza!!, which uses a combination of GPS and local retail partners to offer targeted coupons and local offers/opportunities to smartphone users. In addition to helping consumers save money, Yowza!! also helps the epilepsy cause—every time a local retail partner joins Yowza!, 50% of their fee is donated back to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.
The Montrose Harbor Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K begins at 9:30 with a timed run, followed immediately by a walk/fun run. More information and registration for the Montrose Harbor 5K (as well as for the Wheaton 5K on Saturday, May 14), can be found by clicking here.