IN OUR FIGHT
Finny, Age 5
Finny struggles with seizures but his parents and sisters have joined him in his fight.
The Walk to End Epilepsy is a fun-filled community event – with a serious cause – that gives everyone an opportunity to share their story of epilepsy, learn more about epilepsy, and connect with others affected by epilepsy — all while raising funds. The event is held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
The Walk+Run is a non-competitive 5K Walk+Run, 1-Mile Stroll and ‘pop-up village’ with music, entertainment, food trucks, activity and resource booths and a chance to meet-the-doctors. Attendance is nearly 5,000 people!
Everyone is needed in this fight. By walking and sharing, you inspire others to do the same. As our numbers grow, even more people will take notice so we can raise even more funding for epilepsy care and research.
We are confident that you will leave the Walk feeling less alone and more inspired in your fight.
Unfortunately, the 2019 event at the Rose Bowl had to be cancelled due to wind warnings issued by the National Weather Service. Stay tuned for upcoming news!
The ultimate goal of the Care+Cure Institute is no child diagnosed with epilepsy. Until we achieve that dream we strive to ensure that all children with epilepsy can get timely access to specialty care and their families can have greater hopes for cures.
By continuing to build on the success of our Los Angeles and Orange County Care+Cure Benefit Gala’s and expanding to new markets we will:
LA CARE+CURE BENEFIT GALA
Wednesday, May 30, 2019 (NEW DATE) @ 6:00 PM
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
OC CARE+CURE BENEFIT GALA
Saturday, October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
Huntington Beach, CA
Created and championed by two Dads – Mark Borman and Andrew Gumpert, the Los Angeles Care+Cure Benefit Gala’s have raised over $10 million dollars over the past 12 years. In Orange county, with the initial support of LEAD-OC and now our current chairperson Megan Davis, we have raised close to $1 million in the past two years. While we are advancing and reducing wait times for children to see a pediatric epilepsy specialist locally, we also know there is an urgent need to train more pediatric epilepsy specialists and researchers in other cities. We are committed to expanding the Care+Cure Initiative and making progress against this goal wherever there is a need.
Contact: Don Nose
Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew is a program for kids ages 14 and under of all abilities, with three areas in mind:
1. Creating epilepsy awareness to help educate family, friends, and your community.
2. Sharing your stories so that others can learn from your experiences.
3. Participating in Lemonade for Livy, the Purple Pumpkin Project, and local walks.
Kids are some of the best advocates, make a difference, and can make a tremendous impact on the community with their experience.
No money? No problem.
Donate goods to help End Epilepsy.
Savers Thrift Stores have partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to help turn gently-used clothing and household goods into money for research, programs and awareness. The Epilepsy Foundation receives funding from your donations for local programs and services.
Does your team or club need money for new uniforms or supplies? Does your church or your child’s school raise money every year? Is there a scholarship program that needs more funding? If so, the Donation Drive Fundraiser program might be the perfect solution! The program is designed so nonprofit organizations can raise funds for their own needs while supporting the Epilepsy Foundation at the same time! We’ll provide you will all of the necessary tools to make it a success!
Here’s how it works:
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We already have many volunteers and advocates who “embrace [this cause] with both arms,” to quote R. Dahl, and we seek more volunteers like that. We welcome help from caring and creative volunteers — to provide supportive resources, engage in advocacy, organize and host fundraisers, thank donors, educate the community about epilepsy and more!
The next column lists volunteer opportunities. Our Enews will regularly list other opportunities. If you want to design your own volunteer experience, create an #F2EE do-it-yourself event.
Depending on your area of interest and past participation, you will be interviewed, screened, and attend an orientation/training. We want to do our best to ensure a good match between volunteer-and-program and we want it to be a win-win and positive experience. Upon request, we can provide specific certificates/letters confirming service hours.
To Apply: Apply online, in person at an event, or via email by completing Volunteer Application Form
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
5777 West Century Blvd, #820, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310.670.2870, ext.9262, Fax: 310.670.6124
Email: Rebekkah Halliwell
See the list below and consider where you want to get involved.
We are seeking trustees with the needed expertise, diversity to represent our community, and the connections to link us to vital resources in the fight to END EPILEPSY. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone as a trustee or advisor, please contact us by Email or call 310.670.2870. (The process differs from program volunteers.)
Talented and hard working volunteers are needed to assist in special events and client-centered services.
We have benefited from the work of interns in high school, college or graduate school. Please contact us if you are interested in pursuing a volunteer internship.
We founded and lead Epilepsy California along with the other Epilepsy Foundations in California. Epilepsy California is the voice for people with epilepsy in our state. Please sign-up as an advocate so your voice is heard and your voice makes a difference for hundreds of others with epilepsy.
For more information about Epilepsy California
Email Rebekkah Halliwell.