Due to safety concerns, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl on February 2, 2019. We were heartbroken at the decision, but we were soon overwhelmed to witness the incredible unity and resilience of our community participating in the ‘Virtual Walk to End Epilepsy’. Our Walk teams rallied to create their own mini events in their neighborhoods – gathering friends and family to walk, dance, run, bowl, jump, plunge into a poll, and more!

Read below for FAQ about the cancellation. If you need any further assistance, please contact us at walk@endepilepsy.org. 

 

FAQ ABOUT THE 2019 WALK TO END EPILEPSY  

Q. Why did you cancel the Walk?
First and foremost, our priority is everyone’s safety. After careful considerations with the Fire Department and the National Weather Service, we deem the weather conditions too hazardous for our participants to travel to, and participate at, the Walk. The decision to cancel was a heart-wrenching and difficult one for the Foundation to make, but we had to proceed with cancelling the event based on safety concerns relating to the high-wind and flood warnings.

Q. Will the Walk be rescheduled for later this year?
The Foundation is planning an event later in the year to emulate the spirit of the Walk bringing together our community and we are already making plans for the next Walk to End Epilepsy. We are discussing ways in which to extend your gift to apply to this event, future Walk and/or other activities.

Q. Where does my registration fee go?
Your gift helps fund research and awareness, training programs on seizure first aid, and improved access to specialty care for the 160,000 people affected by epilepsy and seizures in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and beyond.

Q. What is a virtual Walk?
Since we had to cancel the in-person Walk due to safety concerns relating to a National Weather Service wind warning, we created the opportunity for everyone to create a virtual team and fundraise online now through March. We are encouraging everyone to walk around their neighborhood, on their treadmill, at their gym, the mall, any place they can find to walk, run, jog or stroll in support of the cause. Participants can post photos on social media and tag #walktoendepilepsyGLA #endepilepsygla and the Foundation will share images so everyone can feel “virtually first hand” the powerful sense of community generated by the Walk to End Epilepsy.

Q. How can I participate in the virtual Walk? 
If you registered for the in-person Walk to End Epilepsy, all you have to do to participate in the virtual Walk is find a place, such as your neighborhood, treadmill, gym, or the mall — any place you can find to walk, run, jog or stroll. Post photos on social media and tag #walktoendepilepsyGLA and we will share images so everyone can feel “virtually first hand” the powerful sense of community generated by the Walk to End Epilepsy. Or, you can visit WalktoEndEpilepsy.org/LosAngeles to create a virtual team and fundraise online now through March

Q. Why did you schedule the event in February as opposed to the fall as in previous years?
The annual Walk to End Epilepsy has always been an enjoyable and unified event for our community. While past Walks have taken place during the fall, due to scheduling conflicts and venue availability, we had to schedule the 12th Annual Walk to End Epilepsy in February of this year.  

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