THE WALK TO END EPILEPSY HAS NEW MEANING, AND IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER.
This August, the EFEPA family suffered the monumental loss of the incredible, irreplaceable, Mike Loughlin. Mike was one of our nearest and dearest friends and volunteers, and an integral part of our Northeast epilepsy community. He was adored by all who knew him and always gave us his very best self. He never let epilepsy define him or hold him back, and he would never want us to stop fighting for those living with epilepsy.
We invite YOU to join us on Saturday, October 21, at PNC Field as we Walk to END EPILEPSY in loving memory of Mike Loughlin. As always, we will be walking to honor, remember, and celebrate the special Epilepsy Warriors in your life. Together, we will take tragedy and turn it into motivation for change, advocacy and hope for our epilepsy community.
The EFEPA is proud to announce the funds raised through the Walk to END EPILEPSY – NEPA will be put towards opening an epilepsy community center right in Wilkes-Barre, PA! We cannot do it without the full support of our NEPA community members.
What do we need to do? Our past events have raised between $25-30,000 that we rely heavily on to support the continuation and expansion of our locally provided programs and services. In order to make our dream of a community center a reality, we need to raise an additional $30,000 on top of our traditional fundraising.
The loss of Mike is a reminder of why a space where we can gather, meet, connect and volunteer is more needed than ever. We envision a central location for our staff offices, a hosting ground for conferences, support groups, workshops, consultations, therapeutic sessions, and more.
How can YOU help? Grab the baton. Form a team, recruit your loved ones, ask for donations, reach out to local businesses for sponsorships, post on social media to share your story and raise critical funds and awareness. Pick out your best purple shirt and get ready to Walk to END EPILEPSY at PNC Field in Moosic, PA!
We walk to END seizures, END silence, END stigma, END fear, and END isolation. Now is the time to walk for powerful change for those living with epilepsy by opening a brand new epilepsy community center right in Northeast PA.
Fore more information on the Walk to END EPILEPSY – NEPA, check out the Event Info page below.