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

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). In light of the updated policy by the California Department of Public Health and recommendations issued by California Governor and Los Angeles Mayor that public gatherings larger than 50 people are banned, we are postponing our Walk to END EPILEPSY® at the Rose Bowl.

The health and well-being of our event participants and families, volunteers, staff, partners and the Greater Los Angeles community, remain the top priority. And therefore, we are following the guidelines issued by our public health experts and erring on the side of caution for those in our community who may be at higher risk.

We are sorry we won’t be seeing you on March 22, and we appreciate your continued support as we adapt our plans and solidify a date during November 2020.

As we finalize plans to host the Walk during November Epilepsy Awareness Month and continue to follow developments surrounding coronavirus in the Greater Los Angeles region, we will be in touch and consistently updating our community through our digital platforms.

 

FAQs

  1. Why is the Walk being postponed?

In light of the updated policy by the California Department of Public Health and recommendations issued by California Governor and Los Angeles Mayor , we are postponing our Walk to END EPILEPSY®, originally scheduled for March 22, at the Rose Bowl.  

 

  1. When is the Walk being postponed?

We are adapting our plans and working to solidify a date during November 2020. We are hoping the Rose Bowl can accommodate our request so that we can continue at that location to kick off National Epilepsy Awareness Month with our Walk to END EPILEPSY. However, we are exploring additional venues in the meantime as well! 

  1. What happens if the Coronavirus is still a pandemic in November? What will happen then?

As we solidify plans to host the Walk in November, we will continue to monitor developments surrounding coronavirus in the Greater Los Angeles region. We will continue to follow the guidelines from government and health officials. 

 

  1. Will other local events be cancelled or postponed?

We are taking each event on a case-by-case basis and following the guidelines issued by our state and local health officials. Please check our events page at epilepsyevents.org for updated information.

 

  1. What happens to all of our fundraising efforts thus far and what we raised surrounding the event on March 22nd?

On behalf of our epilepsy community, please know how much we appreciate your support! The funds you’ve raised so far will be used toward achieving the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation and supporting year-round programs and services. To learn more about our local efforts, please visit endepilepsy.org/greaterlosangeles. 

 

  1. Do we need to register again for the walk again in November?

No, you do not need to re-register for the Walk or do any extra work! All participants can use their existing login, Participant Center, and event page to access their fundraising resources and get updates on the event.  

 

  1. What can I do between now and November to keep the momentum going?

You can take advantage of the extra time we now have to fundraise and encourage others to join your team. Fundraising is still easy, and FUN! You are still able to take advantage of your Participant Center by logging in, sending emails, creating a Facebook Fundraiser (if you haven’t already!), and spreading the word to ask for your friends, family and co-workers’ support of the epilepsy community. Phone calls, emails and text messages also go a long way to ask your peers for support. You can learn the easy steps to navigating your participant center by reviewing our How-To Guide, here.

 

  1. Can people still register?
    YES! We encourage it and need their support! Simply head to our registration page and click “Register”. It’s still free to register – but individuals who fundraise $50 or more will receive the event T-Shirt. Your friends/family/co-workers can also register directly on your team, or they can create a team at WalktoEndEpilepsy.org/LA.