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Pawn Stars Rick Harrison Headlines National Walk for Epilepsy

Rick Harrison, of the hit TV show Pawn Stars, joined other celebrities and personalities at today’s National Walk for Epilepsy that took place at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.  Also appearing on stage and walking with Harrison was Jerry Kill, head football coach at the University of Minnesota.

Most Pawn Star fans don’t know that Harrison suffered from epileptic seizures as a child, which in a roundabout way made him the star he is today. Because of seizures that sometimes kept him confined to bed, he developed a love for reading. He especially liked books about history and physics, which helped to give him the knowledge he shares in his pawn shop, and on TV.

Coach Kill made headlines around the country this season after he  suffered a series of epileptic seizures, including one on the sidelines during a televised game. He also was later diagnosed with kidney cancer, which is now in remission. He has since spoken out about epilepsy, and has also started a cancer foundation to assist low-income patients.

Other celebrities spotted at today’s event included NFL free agent Geoff Pope, basketball entertainer “Mighty Mike” Simmel, and NBC4’s Dianna Russini, who MC’d the event.

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Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars TV show

Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars TV show. 
Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill

Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill. 

Epilepsy Foundation CEO Phil Gattone with Pawn Stars Rick Harrison

Epilepsy Foundation CEO Phil Gattone with Pawn Stars Rick Harrison.

Lots of furry friends attended today

Lots of furry friends attended today’s walk.

And they

And they’re off!

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One of the younger walkers at today

One of the younger walkers at today’s event.

 

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