Walk to End Epilepsy

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Walk to End Epilepsy – Pennsylvania Series

Northeast Pennsylvania | Lehigh Valley | Greater Philadephia


The EFEPA began the Summer Stroll in Philadelphia in 2008. After annual growth in participation and fundraising, the Summer Stroll expanded in 2016 to three separate Walk events and locations across our region.

Last year, the Walk series welcomed 2,500 participants from across the 18 counties we serve. Participants included individuals living with epilepsy and seizure disorders, family and friends, medical and healthcare professionals, business leaders, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as general community supporters.

This year, the EFEPA is proud to be part of the Epilepsy Foundation’s nationwide Walk to End Epilepsy! From the East Coast to the West Coast, members of the epilepsy community are uniting with a shared vision. We invite you to join the movement to End Epilepsy and the many challenges associated with this diagnosis.

There are 3.4 million people in the United States living with active epilepsy and  an estimated 110,000 people in Eastern PA.

By participating in the Walk to End Epilepsy – Pennsylvania Series , you are not only uniting with people across the nation but igniting a spark right in your own backyard. The Walks are non-competitive, family friendly, and open to the public. Our Walks are designed to be a fun day of celebration all while raising critical funds and awareness for the EFEPA and the local epilepsy community. Each Walk is complete with music, food, entertainment, networking, giveaways and prizes. The Walks are free to register with fundraising strongly encouraged.

We walk so no one feels alone in their diagnosis. We walk so kids can attend camp. We walk to build seizure-safe communities. We Walk to End Epilepsy.

Together we can make a difference…

Learn how to register with our How to Guide

Learn why our 2018 teams walked for epilepsy by checking out our Team Spotlights here!

As always, all proceeds will support the free programs and services provided here in Pennsylvania.


We are grateful to recognize the following partners as 2018 Walk Series Sponsors: Eisai, Livanova – VNS TherapySunovionSupernus, and UCB. Thank you for your dedication to the epilepsy community!

2019 Sponsorship information coming soon! In the meantime, check out our Corporate Partner Menu for a full list of sponsorship opportunities. Questions? Contact Missy Dolaway at mdolaway@efepa.org or 215-629-5003 x107.

Northeast Pennsylvania

Did you know that over 110,000 people in Eastern, PA live with epilepsy? The Walk to End Epilepsy — Pennsylvania Series exists to bring together our local epilepsy community to raise funds and share a commitment to finding a cure.

Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2019 for the Walk to End Epilepsy – NEPA at PNC Field. Last year, the Walk to End Epilepsy brought together over 300 people to circle the iconic stadium where our own Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders play! This year, we invite you to form a team, walk as an individual, sponsor a walker, or become a corporate sponsor!

The Walk to End Epilepsy – NEPA will take place RAIN or SHINE at PNC Field followed by a community picnic in the park. Registration will open at 9 am and the Walk Kick-Off will be at 10 am. Additional details available on the Event Info page.

To get started, visit www.epilepsywalkpa.org! Questions? Contact Melissa Fairchild at mfairchild@efepa.org or 215-629-5003 x 106

Lehigh Valley

Thank you to our community for helping us grow during our years as members of the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Because of that growth we are launching a stand alone Walk to End Epilepsy in Lehigh Valley on June 9, 2019!

In 2018, over 100 individuals impacted by epilepsy joined us in our fourth year at Highmark. We were especially proud to break our online fundraising goal of $10,000 by reaching $13,800 in donations from teams and individuals! Can we set a new record in 2019?

On Sunday, June 9th, become part of our first stand-alone Walk in Lehigh Valley by forming a team, walking as an individual, sponsoring a walker or becoming a corporate sponsor at the Walk to End Epilepsy – Lehigh Valley!

The Walk to End Epilepsy – Lehigh Valley will take place RAIN or SHINE at Upper Saucon Township Community Park followed by a community picnic in the pavilion. Registration will open at 9 am and the Walk Kick-Off will be at 10 am. Click HERE for a Map. Additional details available on the Event Info page.

To get started, visit www.epilepsywalkpa.org! Questions? Contact Ellen Baca at lv@efepa.org or 610-737-0613.

Greater Philadelphia

The final walk in the Walk to End Epilpesy – Pennsylvania series is on June 15, 2019. Because of the amazing support from the epilepsy community, the walk outgrew the Forbidden Drive location. So, we moved the 2018 Walk to Citizen’s Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philly Walk will once again be at Citizen’s Bank Park!

To get started, visit www.epilepsywalkpa.org! Questions? Contact Missy Dolaway at mdolaway@efepa.org or 215-629-5003

The Walk to End Epilepsy — Philadelphia will take place RAIN or SHINE inside of Citizens Bank Park. We will be walking on the main concourse. Access to the warning track and bases of the field is condition dependent and will be determined on the morning of the walk. Registration will open at 9:30 am and the Walk Kick-Off will be at 10:30 am. Additional details available on the Event Info page.

Relive some of the 2018 highlights as you dust off your walking shoes for 2019:

We hope you’ll join us for one, two or all three of these great events! If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Development Team by calling (215)-629-5003 or emailing development@efepa.org!