How to Increase Your Steps AND Raise $$ for Epilepsy!

 Lace up those walking shoes—even if you’re “walking” is really “wheeling” in your wheelchair and go call all your aunties, uncles, friends, and complete strangers for their pledge of support: April 16, 2016 is the US National Epilepsy Foundation’s Walk for Epilepsy!

Held in Washington, D.C., you can choose to walk one of two wheelchair accessible courses. Here’s how the event’s official website describes them:

  • The 5K Walk (3.1 miles) that takes you on a scenic route around the tidal basin, past the Jefferson Memorial and loops back around to the Walkers Village. There is a water stop along the way to keep you hydrated on your stroll!
  • The 1 Mile Family Fun Walk loops around the Washington Monument and back to the Walkers Village.

But wait! There’s more! This is one heck of a shindig! Not only are a bunch of famous people participating, but there’s entertainment and information galore!

AND you get a free t-shirt!

There’s a free Zumba warm-up starting at 8:30 AM to get you both loosened and psyched up, then the actual walk begins at 9 AM.

You can register as an individual or a team online, by mail or at late registration on 4/15, the day before the event. Check the website for helpful posters and flyers that you can use to meet your fundraising goal (and for a TON of other helpful information).

How much $$ can YOU raise to help provide services for people living with epilepsy, provide awareness programs for proper seizure recognition and first aid, provide a voice to make sure health care options for people living with seizures remain strong, and provide much needed research funding toward better treatment options and ultimately cures?



EmpatheticBadass is a young-at-heart writer from Ohio (Go, Bobcats & The Marching 110!)) who is passionate about being a voice for the patient perspective.

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