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Pawn Stars Poker Run raises money for Epilepsy Foundation Nevada

Posted at 10:52 AM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 13:57:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Pawn Stars Poker Run brought hundreds of bikers to Pawn Plaza next to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop Sunday morning in an effort to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation Nevada and awareness for issues people with epilepsy face.

Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison lead the pack of bikers out of the parking lot and around the city for the sixth year because, he said, he has a personal connection to epilepsy.

"I grew up with epilepsy, and there weren't a lot of resources back then, but, then again, that was the stone-age," Harrison said with a laugh.

Danielle Marano, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation Nevada, said the neurological disease can be tricky to treat, and isn't often on the forefront of people's minds.

"Because epilepsy isn't talked about very often, having events like this and having Rick as the ambassador of the event, just drawing attention to it is very important," Marano said.

Marano said all of the money raised in the poker run would stay in Southern Nevada and help the more than 27,000 people who've been diagnosed with epilepsy in Clark County alone.

She said anyone suffering from the disease can reach them at epilepsy.com/nevada.