The National Walk for Epilepsy is a fundraising event with inspirational, healthy and fun community celebration of music and entertainment with friends, family, corporations and organizations celebrating their fundraising success and support for the epilepsy community. Funds raised are for much needed research, programs, services and awareness about epilepsy. People from nearly 50 states across North America converge on the National Mall each Spring as they take steps to end epilepsy. In 2018, the Epilepsy Foundation will celebrate 50 years of programs and services supporting the epilepsy community!
New This Year to the National Walk
Our Wellness Institute partners will be in Walkers’ Village providing healthy meal demonstrations and tips that can help people living with epilepsy and their family members improve their overall quality of life.
Stay tuned for exciting new prizes and incentives for our fundraisers!
Here are a few statistics to help you realize the tremendous importance of our fundraising efforts and remind us why we walk.
65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.
3.5 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.
1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time.
150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year
ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.