The Epilepsy Foundation of New England will bring its Second Walk for Epilepsy to Forest Park on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
The walk starts at 12 p.m. and is a three-mile loop through Forest Park. It concludes with lunch, a raffle, face painting, and music by DJ Brian Nicks Productions. This family-friendly event will raise money to support essential epilepsy programs and services within the Greater Springfield community including local support services, our camp for children with epilepsy and educational programs.
Registration prior to the event is $15 and $20 at the event. Day of registration opens at 11 a.m. Park entrance is $3 for in-state license plates. Early registration guarantees walkers a t-shirt and lunch voucher. Information on registration can be found at www.firstgiving.com/efmri
The Walk for Epilepsy is not a race. It is all-ages, all-ability, family-friendly walk event to raise awareness and funds for the Epilepsy Foundation New England. Pets on leash are welcome. The Walk for Epilepsy is held rain or shine.
In addition, we will be holding a community-wide clothing donation drive, so even if you are not a walker and want to participate in our fundraising efforts, each full 13-gallon bag of clothing will earn you a raffle ticket for great prizes at our walk and be used to earn money for Epilepsy Foundation New England.
In the U.S., Epilepsy affects more than 326,000 children under the age of fifteen. More than 90,000 of them have severe seizures that cannot be controlled. The Epilepsy Foundation of New England has been working since 1983 to help people living with epilepsy. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation New England is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.
If you or someone you know is living with epilepsy and would like more information about programs and services in your area, please contact us at www.epilepsyfoundationnewengland.org.