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CycloSportive 2013

Where: 
L'Isle-Jourdain

Find all the information for Cyclosportive on this site:
http://la-marion-clignet.e-monsite.com/

A new chapter of Wieke’s living with epilepsy

Dear friends,

Thanks to Marion Clignet and thanks to me being 'sponsored' by UCB Pharma I have been able to participate at La Marion Clignet cyclo race at the end of May.
It became an experience that I will remember vivid. So I wrote an article on it. I send it as an attachment and add some photo's, made by Philippe Guyonnet.
If possible, I will go next year as well, being better prepared now knowing what sportive cycling is!

Love, Wieke

Two-time silver Olympic medalist will speak in Novi.

When: 
November 13, 2011
Where: 
Novi, Michigan

Two-time silver Olympic medalist will speak in Novi on Friday.
Cyclist Marion Clignet said if she wasn't diagnosed with epilepsy, she wouldn't be an Olympic medalist today.
Clignet was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1986 when she was 22 and had her first seizure.
For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:
theoaklandpress.com

Hello from NOVI MICHIGAN…

When: 
November 13, 2011
Where: 
Novi, Michigan

…where the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is hosting the Wellness and EPilepsy Conference-a two day event including a networking reception and health fair followed by sessions on various subjects ranging from improving seizure control and quality of life to nutrition and childhood epilepsy, epilepsy and physical health. for the full program go to www.epilepsymichigan.org

From Brisbane to Tasmania

When: 
October 5, 2011
Where: 
Australia

Much to my dismay I could only fly in to Taz for a lunch conference and then fly out the same day so I didn't see a whole lot of the gorgeous scenery I've heard so much about. I did, however meet some very active people all ready and willing to overcome the myths surrounding epilepsy. I also met a Elle, a 6 year old with epilepsy who's very motivated to be a future soccer star!

From Taz it was back to Melbourne for the ride4epilepsy where I was in extremely good company all day long, riding over 200 kms with a stop or two and in the Melbourne sunshine!
After the ride it was on to Perth where I recorded two interviews on local radio spoke to the local epilepsy foundation and met the lord mayor of Perth who depsite her busy scheduel found some time to meet with us.

From Sydney to Brisbane

When: 
October 5, 2011
Where: 
Australia

where I met The King again! The legendary rugby league player Wally Lewis was on hand to introduce me as a speaker.
I highly recomend his book "Out of the Shadows" telling Wally's personal battle with epilepsy and how he overcame epilepsy after 20 years of having seizures. Brisbane is quite active in epilepsy awareness and education.
It was a pleasure speaking there.

A busy day in Sydney…

When: 
September 26, 2011
Where: 
Australia

this week Australia has launched an epilepsy awareness campaign all over the country in order to raise awareness on epilepsy. On september 25 there will be the first ever www.ride4epilepsy.com.au at the Sandown motor racecourse just outside of Melbourne. A recent longitudinal study funded by UCB and conducted via the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria has shown that many people who have epilepsy suffer from exclusion and discrimination of some sort because of epilepsy. 1 in 100 Australians have epilepsy so it is time for a national campaign to make it's way into the national education system as well.

Mike Tomalaris catches up with Cycling Legend Marion Clignet to discuss her visit to Australia.

AUSTRALIA-from septembre 14-29

When: 
September 13, 2011
Where: 
Australia

Ill be traveling Australia with a message! Despite Epilepsy, where there's a will there's a way!
MELBOURNE- www.ride4epilepsy.com.au a team or individual event for 6 hours and who ever rides the most in that time wins!
SYDNEY-meeting with schools and the press
BRISBANE-discussing epilepsy
TASMANIA-info campaign on epilepsy
PERTH-info campaign on epilepsy.

Hello to everyone!

When: 
September 13, 2011
Where: 
Town Hall - l'Isle-Jourdain (Gers)

The proceeds from the 'Marion Clignet' granfondo we organized in May 2011 are in! 15000 euros for research on epilepsy.
13500 euros will go the french foundation for research on epilepsy and 1500 will go to the Rotary club of Lisle Jourdain for the various associations they work with.
We will present the check to the Foundation at the town hall of Lisle Jourdain on October 17 at 18h30.

The Marion Clignet FUNDRIDE FOR EPILEPSY 2012

When: 
September 13, 2011
Where: 
L'Isle Jourdain (Gers)

Our 2012 ride will take place SUNDAY MAY 27...you'll have the choice between
two rides-'La Rotarienne' which will be approx 60kms and 'La Tenace' approx 120kms
All benefits from the ride will as always go to research on epilepsy.
AND as always you'll find Lucien Georgelin's fruit gels for the effort and the Chocolaterie de Larra's chocolate for the comfort after the effort! come one Come all!
more information to follow