“We are so excited that we were able to raise more than $65,000 from participants, teams and event sponsors that will be used to mobilize the community to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY®,” said Sara Franklin, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. “The Walk to END EPILEPSY is the only Walk to END EPILEPSY in Alabama and serves as our largest fundraiser of the year. This annual event strengthens our current efforts and generates funding to help the 54,000 families affected by epilepsy and seizures in Alabama.”
The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama held the Walk to END EPILEPSY® in Birmingham on November 2, 2019, at Railroad Park. The Walk to END EPILEPSY brought together the community to affect change through care, advocacy, research, and education. More than 700 people attended the event to support the Epilepsy Foundation’s fundraising efforts and help raise awareness about epilepsy.
Everyone who participated in the Walk to END EPILEPSY — by leading a team, making a donation, sponsoring a person with epilepsy or volunteering — helps fund research and awareness, training programs on seizure recognition and first aid, as well as improved access to specialty and supportive care.
Founded in 1971, the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama is a chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, a network of nearly 50 partners throughout the United States. The Foundation is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY® in Alabama by connecting people to treatment, support, and resources; leading advocacy efforts; funding innovative research and the training of specialists; and educating the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. †