14 Apr 2016

Junior Ben Frick Participates in the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, DC

On April 15, CHS junior Ben Frick traveled to Washington, DC to represent Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana and the 90,000 people in the state living with epilepsy as the 2016 Teens Speak Up! advocate.

Frick joined teens from across the U.S. for Epilepsy Day on the Hill to advocate for policies that will improve patient access to medications and treatment as well as increased funding for epilepsy programs and research. During his visit, Ben had the opportunity to speak with staff from all eight Louisiana representatives in both the House and Senate, and personally met with Louisiana Senators Steve Cassidy and David Vitter, and Congressman Garret Graves, CHS alumnus from the class of 1990.

Ben recently walked for epilepsy at Seize the Day in Baton Rouge where his team, “Frickstars,” raised over $1,000. While in DC, Frick participated in the National Walk for Epilepsy on the Washington Monument grounds with more than 5,000 other participants.

Click here to read more about Ben and the National Walk for Epilepsy.