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.
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 Making a Donation, and so much more!
Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $50.
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 against epilepsy. Companies can participate in many ways including forming a team and sponsoring your local Walk. Every Walk offers unique sponsorship opportunities, so please contact your local Chapter for more information. Be sure to work with your company to check if you can receive matching gifts!
Do I have to register in order to walk?
Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every walker to sign a standard waiver (including minors – adults sign on behalf of a minor/child) through their official registration.
Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee. However, we ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds to help us End Epilepsy. These events help provide the free programs and resources to 3.4 million Americans living with epilepsy. Individuals who raise $50 or more earn a commemorative Walk to END EPILEPSY T-shirt.
How do I register?
To register online for this event, click here.
To register online for any Walk to END EPILEPSY natinowide, visit walktoendepilepsy.org and click “Find a Walk” to find an event near you. Find the walk on the map that is closest to your location, click on the page that links. Once on the local event page, click "Register Now!"
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 – [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? Send an email and we will reset it for you – [email protected]. Find your local walk and click the "Register" button. 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 Kristi Berst at [email protected].
How do I form a team?
Forming a Walk team is easy! Follow the steps above to register for this event or another event nationwide. Once you've started a New Team as a Team Captain, be sure to ask friends, family and coworkers to join your team and the efforts to end epilepsy.
How many people should be on my team?
We recommend teams of 10, however there is no required number of people. Tell your friends, family and coworkers why you are walking and ask them to join you — you’ll have a team in no time!
What responsibilities does a team captain have?
Team captains are the heart of Walk, and it’s easy to do! As a team captain, you’ll recruit your team of family, friends and coworkers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a Team Fundraising Page and numerous tools to make your team a success.
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 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. To begin receiving credit for new donations, please close your existing fundraiser, visit your participant center, and set up a new fundraiser.
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.
What is my Participant Center?
Your Participant Center is an online portal for your Walk to END EPILEPSY fundraising efforts. In your Participant Center, you’ll find tools to set up a fundraising web page, send fundraising emails, and check your fundraising progress.
How can I access my Participant Center?
You can access your Participant Center by clicking "Log In" in the top right hand corner of the event website. After logging in, you'll see more options on the top navigation bar to view Your Page (where you can share "why you walk" and direct people to donate to your efforts), Dashboard (to manage your fundraising efforts, start a Facebook Fundraiser, view Fundraising Tools and more!), Donations (see who has donated to your efforts so far!), Messages (send emails to your contact lists and your team), and Resources. This is your hub for your fundraising efforts - whether a Team Captain, Team Member, Individual Walker or Virtual Walker!
How/where do I turn in cash and check donations?
Submitting donations to the Epilepsy Foundation 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. Check, cash, or money orders can be submitted to your local chapter via one of the options below; donors will receive a receipt via email for their contribution (if an email is provided), which is tax-deductible.
How can I get my company to match 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 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.
Where does the money go?
The funds raised through Walk to END EPILEPSY benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Epilepsy Foundation. See this page for further information.
Where can I access more information about Fundraising?
Visit the Fundraising Toolkit page on the event website, here.
What is your Tax ID?
Tax ID # 52-0856660
When is the Walk?
Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. CST
What time should I be there?
Registraion Opens/Event Begins: 8:00 A.M.
Walk Begins: 9:00 A.M.
Event Ends: 12:00 P.M.
Where should I go first on Event Day?
Where should I park?
Parking is located on the south and east sides of the building.
How long is the route?
1-mile or 5K (3.1 miles)
What is and isn't allowed on walk day?
Strollers and service animals are permitted; however, because portions of the event will be held indoors all other pets, bicycles and skates are not permitted during this event.
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!
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.
We encourage you to check-in individually at Registration, but set up a meeting point at the event site for your group at the event.
What happens if it rains?
Walk is a rain or shine event. However, Walk may be cancelled in cases of severe weather; event staff will notify participants of alternate plans.
Is there any special recognition for people who have epilepsy?
Yes, however, specifics are still TBD.
What activities can I participate in on Walk Day?
Before and after the walk participants are invited to visit vendor tables, grab a snack, and enjoy games and activities for the kids and much more!
Will food and drink be provided?
What if I have more questions?
Contact [email protected] or 402-715-9416