The National Walk for Epilepsy is the preeminent event where the epilepsy community comes together to show the world the importance of raising much needed funds and awareness about epilepsy.
The Mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is: To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy, accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.
Our network offers programs and services for people impacted by seizures and their family, friends, and local community. Services for people living with epilepsy include support groups and art therapy. Programs include training programs in seizure recognition and first aid for school personnel, police officers, first responders, and other community members and public servants.
Coming together for a common goal, friends, families, corporations, and organizations form fundraising walk teams resulting in an inspirational and family centric walk. People from nearly 50 states across North America converge on the Washington Monument each Spring tied to change as they take steps to end epilepsy.