Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

2012 National Walk for Epilepsy

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As you may have heard, the annual National Walk for Epilepsy is fast approaching!  For those of you who have not participated in the past, this event is the only national walk to raise awareness, benefit research, and support services and activities dedicated to help improve the lives of those living with epilepsy.  The event is held annually and consists of a family-oriented, non-competitive, 2-mile walk around the beautiful and symbolic National Mall in Washington DC.

In order to participate, there are many ways and levels at which you can get involved.

  •  If you want to help, but can’t physically attend the event, you can donate to the Epilepsy Foundation (hosting organization of the National Walk for Epilepsy), or to a particular team of your choosing.  You can search for teams by name using this link: http://giving.epilepsyfoundation.org/site/TR/Walk/walk?fr_id=1920&pg=pfind.  Also, remember to ask your employer if they match contributions and make your gift go twice as far.
  • If you want to attend but don’t want to actually walk, consider volunteering.  As a volunteer, your tasks will be of utmost importance as you help to ensure the safety and comfort of all walkers.  As a volunteer, you may be asked to help run booths, hand out materials, organize lines, coordinate other volunteers, or help with pre- and post-rally celebrations. In order to volunteer directly through the Epilepsy Foundation, you must complete the following form: http://giving.epilepsyfoundation.org/site/DocServer/2012_Volunteer_Sign_Up_Sheet.pdf?docID=941.  Also remember that particular organizations, such as The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group, will also be looking for volunteers to help run their booths and hand out materials.  For NEREG, please contact me, or complete the following form: http://epilepsylifelinks.com/volunteer.php

Remember, there are many ways for you to get involved, all of them worthy of your time and energy. Connect yourself to a cause and your community and help build better lives for those living with epilepsy while simultaneously improving your own self of worth and purpose. It’s a win-win!  Hope to see you there!

 

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