Due to weather warnings and safety concerns, we had to cancel our Walk to End Epilepsy planned for Saturday, February 2 at the Rose Bowl. The National Weather Service had issued a Wind Warning in effect with the strongest winds having been expected Saturday morning into the afternoon.
First and foremost, our priority is everyone’s safety. After careful considerations with the Fire Department and the National Weather Service, we deemed the weather conditions too hazardous for our participants to travel to, and participate at, the Walk.
This has been a heart-wrenching and difficult decision for the Foundation to make. The annual Walk to End Epilepsy has always been an enjoyable and unified event for our community but at the end of the day, people’s safety is what’s most important.
We encourage everyone to participate virtually – grab your team members and walk around your neighborhood, on your treadmill, at your gym, the mall, any place you can find to walk, run, jog or stroll in support of the cause. And, help us continue to hit our fundraising goal of $600,000!
To date, the Walk to End Epilepsy – with YOUR help - has raised approximately $460,000. The money raised helps fund research and awareness, training programs on seizure first aid, and improved access to specialty care for people affected by epilepsy and seizures in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and beyond.
Donations and virtual registrations are open until March 1, 2019.
PS: Post your photos on social media - tag @endepilepsygla and use #walktoendepilepsyGLA - and we will share images so everyone can feel “virtually first hand” the powerful sense of community generated with the walk.