Event Details & FAQ
General Walk Information
What is Walk to END EPILEPSY?
Walk to END EPILEPSY is a nationwide campaign, bringing communities together to raise awareness and funds for epilepsy care, support and research. We walk to END EPILEPSY and to bring awareness, services, events, and programming to our local community.
How can I get involved?
You can participate as an Individual Walker, Virtual Walker, Team Captain, Team Member, Volunteer, or Sponsor, by clicking the correct participation type link to register or learn more. You can also help us by spreading awareness and distributing our walk flyer found here (distribute in your local community - office, school, church, coffee shop, anywhere & everywhere!), Host a Fundraiser, Make a Donation, and so much more! View the GET INVOLVED page for more information.
How can my company participate in or sponsor a walk? We’re counting on companies to be leaders in the community and in the fight to END Epilepsy Companies can participate in a variety of ways: Companies can form a corporate team and encourage their employees and customers to join their walk team. Companies can also become a Walk SPONSOR, which provides much needed support to the walk and highlights their support to our 6,000+ walkers. We offer many unique sponsorship opportunities, so please contact Elisa Brooke at [email protected] for more information. And Companies can share with their employees that they will match any gifts made to support the EFGLA Walk.
Check with your company to see if you can receive matching gifts!
Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee for the 2020 Walk to END Epilepsy. Due to having to cancel our 2019 walk due to dangerous weather conditions we have decided to eliminate the registration fee for our 2020 Walk. Registration is Free! Because there is no registration, we encourage our participants to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds to help us END Epilepsy. Individuals who raise $50 or more will earn a commemorative Walk to END EPILEPSY t-shirt.
Do I have to register in order to walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and will need every walker to sign a standard waiver (including minors – adults sign on behalf of a minor/child) through their official registration.
How do I register?
To register online for this event, click here.
Returning Walkers will be prompted to log in to expedite your registration process. Forgot your username and password? Send an email and we will reset it for you –just reach out to Hannah at [email protected]
If you are a new walker, you’ll be asked to choose one of the three participation options - Form a Team, Join a Team, or Walk as an Individual or Virtual Walker. Choose your option and follow the flow to complete registration.
How do I re-activate my team from last year online?
To re-start a team from last year, you must have been a member of the team in the same event last year, and log in with the username and password you used last year. Forgot your username and password? Contact [email protected] . Once logged in, you will be asked if you would like to re-start your team from last year. Choose to re-start your team, and continue with the registration flow.
How do I register family members online?
To register family members, begin your own registration and enter your details. At the end of the registration flow, you will see a "Register Another Person" button; click this button to add children or other dependents for whom you have the legal authority to sign our liability waiver.
How do I register others online after I've completed my registration?
Each participant should register themselves so they can accept the terms of the liability waiver and provide a valid email address so they can receive details about the event. To register others for whom you have the authority to sign our liability waiver, simply log out of the website and begin a new registration. You can check to see if you are logged in by viewing the top right-hand side of the walk website. If it says “Welcome, Name”, you are logged in and need to log out before you register another individual.
To get help registering a large team, please contact us at [email protected].
How do I start fundraising?
The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you're participating in the Walk. You can share your story on your personal Walk to END EPILEPSY fundraising page by logging in to your Participant Center. Once your page is updated, share it with friends, family, and coworkers via email, social networking, and word of mouth. You can access our Fundraising Tool Kit for even more ways on how you can fundraise or reach out to us and we will work with you to help reach your fundraising goals [email protected]
How do I fundraise on Facebook?
The Walk to END EPILEPSY’s website now allows participants registered for a Walk event to log in to their Participant Center and click ‘Create a Facebook Fundraiser’ so that all donations received through Facebook will credit their fundraising page, and will be deposited directly to the Epilepsy Foundation and their local Walk campaign. Log into your Participant Center on the event website and click "Create a Facebook Fundraiser" to get started.
I created a fundraiser on Facebook. Can I connect it to my Walk fundraising page retroactively?
No. Participants must register on the EFGLA Walk to END EPILEPSY’s website first, then create the Facebook Fundraiser from their participant center. We cannot tie an existing Facebook Fundraiser to a new registration. If you have already created a Fundraiser and selected the Epilepsy Foundation as the beneficiary, donations will be sent to the Epilepsy Foundation as general donations and will not be credited to the 2020 LA Walk or to your local chapter. To begin receiving credit for new donations, please close your existing fundraiser, visit your participant center, and set up a new fundraiser.
How/where do I turn in cash and check donations?
Submitting donations to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is quick and easy. Donations can be made online with a credit card, or by submitting a check or money order made out to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Check, cash, or money orders can be submitted to the EFGLA office by one of the options below; donors will receive a receipt via email for their contribution (if an email is provided), which is tax-deductible.
- Before the Walk - Reach out to us to connect about the cash and check donations.
- Mail Your Donations to our EFGLA office - Be sure to include the Donor Form found under "Resources" in your Participant Center! And mark on your check that this is for the 2020 L.A. Walk to End Epilepsy & your team name if applicable.
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA 90045
- On Walk Day - You can also bring your cash and check donations to the Walk and turn them in to one of the EFGLA staff members. Checks can be made out to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
How can I get company matching on my gift?
Many employers offer programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. These "matching gifts" are an opportunity to double or possibly triple your donation to L.A. Walk to END EPILEPSY and increase funding for the care, support and research efforts of the Epilepsy Foundation.
If you are not sure if you qualify for a matching gift, please reach out to your HR department or leadership team to gather more information.
Throughout the event, there will be various activities and sights for you to explore, including a walk-through giant inflatable brain, team sign decoration stations, food trucks, arts and crafts, games, entertainment, resource & activity booths and much more!
Is there a minimum age to participate?
No, there is not a minimum age requirement. All are welcome to join the Walk to END EPILEPSY. All participants must Register. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at the event. And remember, kids can raise funds, too!
How should I prepare for event day?
In preparation for event day, make sure to dress appropriately for the weather; don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses and your comfortable shoes. In case of inclement weather, bring an umbrella or rain jacket. As a reminder, make sure to wear LOTS of purple! Create your own team t-shirts and wear them proudly!
To earn your official Walk to END EPILEPSY commemorative T-shirt, you will need to reach or exceed the $50 fundraising level by the day of the event, don’t miss out!
Don’t forget to bring along any cash or check donations you’ve collected, and be sure to fill out the donor form (found under "Resources" in your Participant Center!) so they get their receipt for their support. On event day, checks can be made payable to Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
What about COVID-19?
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Postpones its Walk to END EPILEPSY® Planned for March 22 at the Rose Bowl Due to Latest Policy on COVID-19 by State Health Experts and Government Agencies. Read the full statement: here.
We encourage you to check-in individually at Registration, but set up a meeting point at the event site for your group inside the park gates.
Can I purchase food or drinks?
Food can be purchased from multiple food truck vendors during the event, and water stations will be placed throughout the course as well as at the event site.
Don't forget to follow us!
Interact with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Tweet us LIVE during the event, and remember to use the hashtags #WalktoEndEpilepsy and #EndEpilepsyGLA!
What if I have more questions?
Contact H[email protected] or 310-670-2870.