TAKE ACTION
IN OUR FIGHT
TO END
EPILEPSY

Finny, Age 5

Finny struggles with seizures but his parents and sisters have joined him in his fight.

It’s more than a walk.
It’s a movement to END EPILEPSY.

Walk to END EPILEPSY

 

Virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY® on Nov. 7, 2020 

We held on to hope that we would be able to meet in person for the Walk to END EPILEPSY®, but ultimately, the health and well-being of our community is our utmost priority. Therefore, we have made the tough decision to forego an in-person Walk to END EPILEPSY event this year due to COVID-19.

Instead, we will be hosting a virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

The format for this event may have changed, but we are looking forward to uniting with you on November 7 for a super-fun virtual event. We have an incredibly dedicated committee working around the clock to make sure to include all your favorite walk activities…plus so much more!

About

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 has been held for many years at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event is being held virtually instead of in person. 

What to Expect

A virtual walk is a set date and time where we all will pledge to walk in support of the Epilepsy Foundation. Instead of walking with us in person, you’ll be walking with us in your own neighborhood, on your treadmill, or wherever you choose on Saturday, November 7! You have the freedom and choice to join us in whatever capacity you are able! 

Who?

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.

When?

November 7, 2020. Stay tuned for more details about the virtual event  

Contact

Henriquez@EndEpilepsy.org

Invest in Care+Cure for Children
at the heart of END EPILEPSY.

Care+Cure Initiatives for Children

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:

  • Reduce wait times to see an epilepsy specialist by funding the training of more pediatric epilepsy specialists.
  • We have or are currently funding 30 pediatric epilepsy fellowships at major level 4 epilepsy centers lie UCLA, LAC+USC, CHLA, UCSF, UCI and CHOC.
  • Continue to sponsor epilepsy research directed to finding cures.
  • Assist the over 22,000 Children in our region and the 470,000 children nationally with epilepsy through timely access to specialty care.

Learn more about Care+Cure Initiatives

 

 

LA CARE+CURE BENEFIT GALA

Join us for the first ever Virtual Care & Cure Benefit on September 16, 2020. We look forward to joining together, online as we continue our unwavering mission to find a cure for epilepsy.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

RSVP: CareandCure.org/LA

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: Heidi Meireles

Join our Kids Crew

Kids Crew

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.

Join and learn more about Kids Crew

 

No money? No problem.
Donate clothes and household items to help END EPILEPSY.

Donate Clothing and Household Goods

Donate Clothes and Household Items Today!

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.

  • Donate directly to the Epilepsy Foundation at the Lomita, Murrieta, La Mirada, Arcadia, or Riverside Savers thrift store.
  • Donate your items at one of the following Donation Drop Spots:
  • Pacoima Center   9727 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima
  • Whittwood Town Center   15466 Whittier Blvd., Whittier
  • Eastland Center   2753 E Eastland Center Drive, West Covina
  • Falcon Ridge   15320 Summit Avenue, Fontana
  • Plaza Rio Vista   67800 Vista Chino, Cathedral City
  • Murrieta 25030 Hancock Avenue, Murrieta

 


Host a Donation Drive Fundraiser

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:

  • Pick a date and plan your event.
  • Promote your donation drive and collect clothes and household goods
  • Drop it off at the Savers store in Lomita or Murrieta and get paid!

Questions? Contact us at help@endepilepsy.org.

We seek volunteers and advocates who are “…interested in [this cause] … and embrace it with both arms.”

Volunteer

We rely on amazing volunteers like yourself to help us in the fight to END EPILEPSY!

We are looking for volunteers to help us in everything from working in the office to working at our community events.  If you are interested in getting involved please apply here to volunteer.

For any questions or to find out more information about volunteering with EFGLA, please email us at VolunteerGLA@endepilepsy.org

Advocate

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. 

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“Life is…a daring adventure… To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in
the presence of
fate is strength undefeatable.”

– Helen Keller