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Join us for the Walk to END EPILEPSY

Registration is open for 2022! Register here, create your team, and start fundraising! Our new platform is easy to navigate and will get you excited for Walk to END EPILEPSY 2022!

Denver & Wyoming | Sunday, June 12
Northern Colorado & Western Slope | Saturday, September 10
Colorado Springs | Sunday, September 18

The nationwide Walk to END EPILEPSY brings our communities together to make a difference for the people we love who live with epilepsy. In 2021 our walkers, donors and sponsors helped raise over $200,000 to support critical programs and services in our community!

Funds raised from the Walk provide education and awareness, training programs on seizure recognition and first aid, as well as improved access to specialty and supportive care for the nearly 65,000 people affected by epilepsy in Colorado and Wyoming.

View photos from the 2021 events in our Facebook photo albums.

Walkers pose for a photo at the Walk to End Epilepsy in Denver

Be a Team Captain

Team Captains are the heart of Walk to END EPILEPSY! We recommend gathering teams of at least 5, however there is no minimum number of people. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers why you are walking and ask them to join you — you’ll have a team in no time!

Once you register as a Team Captain, you’ll rally your team members to help them fundraise, keep them motivated, and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a Team Fundraising Page and numerous fundraising and recruitment tools to make your team a success.

Join an Existing Team

We are stronger together! Register to join an existing team and work with others to increase awareness about epilepsy and raise funds. If you’ve already registered and want to join a team – no problem! Just contact us and we’ll take care of you.

Once you‘ve joined your team, invite others to register for the Walk to END EPILEPSY or support your efforts making a donation.

Participate as an Individual

You can make an impact by participating on your own at the Walk to END EPILEPSY. Set a fundraising goal and get started!

Your Participant Center and online fundraising tools provide you with a quick and easy way to ask your family, friends, and contacts to support your efforts.

If you change your mind later and want to start a team – no problem, we are happy to help!

Register to Volunteer

From registration table to course marshal, water station to tear down crew, our volunteers make it happen.

Make a Donation

Credit card donations can be made online on the specific event website. Mail checks to:

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming
5889 Greenwood Village Plaza Blvd Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Please include this  Donation Tracking Form with your donations. All donations are tax-deductible and donors will receive an emailed receipt.

Sponsor the Event & Create a Corporate Team

We’re counting on companies to be leaders in the community and in the fight against epilepsy. Your organization can participate in Walk in many ways, including forming a team and sponsoring the event. Scroll down for more information on sponsorships. Contact Corrina Madrid at corrina@epilepsycolorado.org or (303) 625-6984.

Why fundraise?

People with epilepsy need our support now more than ever. While you are not required to fundraise in order to participate and help raise awareness, the Walk to END EPILEPSY makes fundraising easy and fun!

After you register, you will create your own personal fundraising page where you can send emails and track your progress.  It will also link to a Facebook Fundraiser so you can easily share with your network.  Personalized phone calls, emails, letters and text messages go a long way to get friends and family members to support you! 

Fundraising Incentives & T-Shirts

When you raise $100 you will receive an official 2022 Walk T-shirt in addition to other fundraising prizes.

Each person who registers for the Walk and indicates he or she lives with epilepsy will receive a free T-shirt!

Visit the Resources tab for more fundraising tips and tools; email event@epilepsycolorado.org if you need additional support.

By partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, companies demonstrate their commitment to corporate philanthropy to their customers, employees and other company stakeholders.

Benefits of Partnership

  • Unique way to connect with your audience in the largest in-person and virtual epilepsy gathering in the region.
  • Build brand awareness via the Walk to END EPILEPSY marketing channels to walk participants, donors and volunteers.
  • Connect with event participants at a powerful day of community and celebration wherever they may be.
  • Contribute rich content to Walk digital and traditional communication channels to educate participants on your company’s community involvement.

Let us build a sponsorship plan that fits your business and philanthropic goals! Contact Corrina Madrid, Vice President of Engagement at 303-625-6984 or corrina@epilepsycolorado.org.

View our National Sponsors

For questions about participating in or donating to the Walk to END EPILEPSY contact us at events@epilepsycolorado.org or 303-377-9774.

If you’d like to volunteer on one of our local planning committees or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact dana@epilepsycolorado.org

Follow us on our social pages:

Epilepsy & Seizures 24-hour hotline: 800-332-1000 or 866-748-8008 (Spanish/Español)

Explore our website for more information about our services and programs.

The Epilepsy Foundation’s mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

Donation Tracking Form
Use this form to track any offline donations and send with checks to our office.

Editable Sample Emails
Personalize these sample emails to request support from your networks.

Build Your Team
Building your team in the fight against epilepsy has never been easier.

Fundraising Tips for Success
Quick tips and easy strategies to help you achieve your fundraising goals.

How to Add a Facebook Frame
Show your support for the Walk to END EPILEPSY by adding our frame to your Facebook profile picture!

How to raise $350 in 7 days
7 days and 7 ways to raise $350!

How to Recruit Co-Workers
10 tips to get your co-workers to join your team.

Know your Network
Use this worksheet to brainstorm who can support your Walk.

Why I Walk Sign
Post your connection to epilepsy.

Team Captain Toolkit
Tips and tools to help team captains recruit and motivate team members.

Year Round Fundraising Ideas
No matter the time of year, we have fundraising ideas for you!

FAQs

The Walk to END EPILEPSY inspires individuals, families and friends to take action together in the fight to END EPILEPSY. Participants connect and raise funds while sharing stories and spreading awareness. Join us in your community for an in-person 5K walk or as part of a meetup with local friends and family.  Sponsors and vendors will help us come together to celebrate and support those living with epilepsy in Colorado.

We are planning for a traditional in-person walk (with appropriate precautions). As we plan the event, our commitment to the health and safety of our community members will remain our highest priority. We will follow all local and state public health orders and will communicate more information as the event nears. Thank you for joining us in ensuring the safest possible event!

Please register ahead of time so we have a sense of how many people to expect! We will also have day-of registration available at each walk site.

It is FREE to participate in the Walk to END EPILEPSY. However, we have so many great fundraising tools – including email templates, with Facebook capability, and more – that make it easy for you to help us raise awareness and funds to support people living with epilepsy in our region.

If you need additional registration support or fundraising ideas, please email events@epilepsycolorado.org

There is no minimum age to participate, although all children under 18 must be registered in advance by an adult legally able to sign a waiver on their behalf.

The in-person routes are 5K around some of Colorado and Wyoming’s prettiest urban parks. If you’re planning a neighborhood walk, you can make it as long or as short as you want it to be!

If you attend our in-person events, you can pick up your fundraising or Living with Epilepsy T-shirt at the registration tent. If you register as a virtual participant, your shirt(s) will be mailed to you before the event.

Yes, well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome!

Yes! For those diagnosed with epilepsy, the Walk to END EPILEPSY is an opportunity to learn about the Epilepsy Foundation’s services and to connect with others living with epilepsy. During registration, indicate that you live with epilepsy and you’ll receive a FREE T-shirt, either at the event if you attend in person or mailed to you before the event date.

During registration, you will have the option of registering as an individual or you can join a team or form a new one. To join an existing team, either go to the team page link sent to you by your team captain or search for your team name during registration.

Team Captains are the heart of Walk! As a Team Captain, you’ll recruit a team of family, friends, and co-workers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated, and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a Team Fundraising Page and numerous tools to make your team a success.

As many or as few as you like.

Returning Team Captains should register first, starting a team with the team name from last year. Then use our email templates or share our Facebook events to encourage team members to register for your team.

There are so many easy ways to start fundraising for the Walk to END EPILEPSY! During registration, you will set up a personal fundraising page. You can forward that link to family and friends via email or social media to encourage them to donate.

You will also be given the opportunity to set up a Facebook Fundraiser, which is quick and painless – and you just might be surprised how many people will support you! We also have plenty of other fundraising ideas and tips and tools in our Resources section.

You can share a link to your participant page with friends and family via email or social media. Your Facebook Fundraiser will also display how close you are to reaching your fundraising goal, and you can share the fundraiser repeatedly to encourage additional donations.

Many employers offer programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. These “matching gifts” are an opportunity to double or possibly triple your donation to Walk to END EPILEPSY.

Contact your HR department or leadership team for more information.

We have a lot of great fundraising tips and tools on the Resources tab above, or you can email info@epilepsycolorado.org.

Participants who use a Facebook Fundraiser raise, on average, $150 more than other fundraisers.

If you didn’t set up your fundraiser during registration, it’s easy to go back and set it up!

First, sign in to your RunSignUp profile. Scroll down to your Fundraising section of your profile and click on your fundraiser name to go to your fundraising page. Click on the “Create Your Fundraiser” on Facebook button.

Mail checks to our office at:

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming
5889 Greenwood Village Plaza Blvd, Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Please include this Donation Tracking Form to ensure the donations get credited to you.

The funds raised through the Walk to END EPILEPSY support our vision to be the leader in empowering, connecting, and educating to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming provides educational programs and services to support the 65,000 people living with epilepsy in Colorado and Wyoming and their families.

Yes! Your donation is 100% tax deductible since you are not receiving anything in exchange for your donation. You’ll be emailed a copy of your receipt for your records.

Our Tax ID is 84-0607069.

To make a Walk donation via Venmo, include the fundraiser’s name and event location (Denver, Wyoming, Colorado Springs, Western Slope, Grand Junction) in the comments so we know who your gift is for! You can also use your personal Venmo account to collect donations from friends and family and then submit them as a lump credit/debit card payment via your fundraiser page.

We will identify accessible parking at each location – stay tuned for more details.

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