The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) will be hosting its third Walk to End Epilepsy – Lancaster event from 9 a.m. to noon on October 16.
As part of the national movement of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the organization is joining forces with epilepsy champions from coast to coast to coast to end epilepsy and the many challenges associated with diagnosis, according to A press release.
Community members from across the region will join EFEPA at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster for a fun day of celebration while raising vital funds and raising awareness in the local epilepsy community, the statement said.
The Walk to End Epilepsy is non-competitive, family-friendly and open to the public. Registration is free and fundraising is encouraged, the statement said, noting that all funds raised are used immediately to continue providing free support services, programs and resources to local individuals and families with epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Activities will include:
- Non-competitive walk through the stadium hall, warning track and bases
- Free chicken barbecue lunch for all participants
- Make-up artists, balloon artist, magician, mini-golf, Kid Zone access and more
- Gifts and Prizes
- Networking and community development
“Epilepsy can be incredibly frightening and debilitating, especially for people living with uncontrolled seizures, or for parents of a newly diagnosed child. Too often people feel isolated, discriminated against and misunderstood, ”said Kerri Michnya, Lancaster County Resource Coordinator for EFEPA. “But the Walk to End Epilepsy is our opportunity to come together, build community, and celebrate a common bond and a shared vision to end epilepsy, and every barrier that comes with a diagnosis.”
Registrations open to the public at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities and vendor show tables are still available, the statement said.
The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Click on this link to register. For more information, contact [email protected] at 215-629-5003.
For more information on EFEPA and the free programs, services and resources provided, click on this link.
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