The annual Walk to End Epilepsy in Greater Los Angeles, which for many years has been a fun-filled community event at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, is going virtual this year due to COVID-19.
As usual, people can still join in this event on Saturday, Nov. 7, from within the comfort of their homes, to help raise funds in support of the Epilepsy Foundation.
“As always, the health and well-being of Epilepsy Foundation event participants, volunteers, staff and partners, as well as the greater epilepsy community, remains our top priority,” the Epilepsy Foundation said in a statement. “We are committed to the overall wellness and safety of those we serve. While we are disappointed we won’t be seeing you in person on Saturday, Nov. 7, we are so excited to host a Virtual Walk, and we hope you are, too!”
During the virtual walk, participants will be walking in their own neighborhood, on their treadmill, or wherever they choose to walk.
“You have the freedom and choice to join us in whatever capacity you are able,” the foundation’s statement said.
Participants can walk individually, join an existing team, or organize a new team. Other ways by which people can help is by volunteering to help during the event, making a donation, or sponsoring the event.
A warm-up show will be live on Zoom at 9:45 a.m. Saturday followed by a celebration ceremony at 10 a.m.
Although no proof of walking or result reports are required, the organizers encourage participants to share their experiences online by posting photos and videos on the Epilepsy Foundation’s social media pages, or anywhere on social media using #EndEpilepsy and #VirtualWalkToEndEpilepsy.
To register for the event, visit www.epilepsyfoundation.
For donation and sponsoring information, visit www.walktoendepilepsy.org.
Also contact Hannah Enriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 670-2870.