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National Walk to End Epilepsy – Farmington
May 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 amFREE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mike Finley
The National Walk to End Epilepsy comes to Connecticut From May 9th Through May 23rd
Connecticut residents will be out in force between May 9th and May 23rd as they show their support for epilepsy awareness and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut (EFCT) by participating in the National Walk to End Epilepsy, which will be held at six locations throughout the state.
“We are very excited to once again hold our Walk to End Epilepsy events again in-person across the state. We are looking forward to welcoming our tremendous epilepsy community to our walks that help the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut provide vital programs, services, and advocacy for the 36,000 individuals living with epilepsy in Connecticut. Despite the pandemic, seizures haven’t stopped…and neither has the fight to End Epilepsy”, said Linda Wallace, Executive Director.
The first walk will be taking place in Middletown at the Wadsworth Mansion on Sunday, May 9th. The other locations for the Walk to End Epilepsy will be taking place in New Milford at Harrybrooke Park (May 15th), High Plains Community Center in Orange (May 15th), Cove Island Park in Stamford (May 16th), Crandall Park in Tolland (May 16th), and Winding Trails in Farmington (May 23rd).
Middletown Mayor, Ben Florsheim, will be in attendance at the Middletown location and will be addressing the participants to kick-off the inaugural event. “We were thrilled to host the Epilepsy Foundation’s first annual 5K in Middletown last year, on the beautiful grounds of the Wadsworth Mansion. The run was a tremendous success and an uplifting event to be a part of during a difficult year. We are very excited to welcome the Epilepsy Foundation back to Middletown for the walk on May 9, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Mansion!”, said Mayor Florsheim.
Stamford Mayor, David Martin, and Stamford State Representative, Caroline Simmons will both be attending to support the epilepsy community in Stamford. “Thank you to the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut and all of the advocates for your support for the Walk to End Epilepsy and to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. In the state legislature, we have passed bills to expand medical marijuana use for individuals with epilepsy, to encourage more accurate reporting and data related to epilepsy, and to expand the Katie Beckett Waiver Program, and will continue do everything we can to champion policies to improve the lives of individuals with epilepsy” said State Representative Caroline Simmons.
Based on new guidelines from the National Walk to End Epilepsy, there is NO FEE to register for any of our walk locations in Connecticut. However, every person regardless of age that is planning to walk with us must register! Once participants register, we will send a link to set up a fundraising page where they will have the opportunity to raise funds and share their connection to epilepsy.
We want all members of the community to walk with us, but we cannot host these events and provide the resources for the epilepsy community without your help. We encourage every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds to help us support the epilepsy community.
Registered walkers who make a $50 donation will receive an official Walk to End Epilepsy t-shirt!
All proceeds benefit The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut’s programs and services.
We are incredibly grateful for our Local Sponsors, Sunovion, Medtronic, and our Nationwide Sponsors, Greenwich Biosciences and SK Life Science and for our Signature Sponsors, Eisai, LivaNova and UCB.
For more information visit our walk page: https://www.epilepsyct.com/walk/
About the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut
The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is Connecticut’s leading source of information and services for the 36,000 individuals living with epilepsy in the state. Founded in 1982, the Foundation works to ensure that people with epilepsy are able to participate in all life experiences through information, education, recreation, advocacy and support. To contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut please call 860-346-1924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are located at 386 Main Street, Middletown, CT.