Being the political hub of the nation, Capitol Hill is a neighborhood where worthy causes and heartfelt awareness-raising events are quite common. Throughout all of the happenings and fundraisers, the National Walk for Epilepsy brings to DC a sizable, positive and effective group of attendees year after year. Run by the Epilepsy Foundation, this event is set to reprise its role in Washington DC this April.
At the heart of the gathering, a walk brings together a community of people who are affected by epilepsy and individuals compelled to support the cause. The event is unparalleled in terms of raising funds and awareness to this widespread and debilitating disease. According to its website, the National Walk for Epilepsy uses the money donated to the event to “provide services for people living with epilepsy, provide awareness programs for proper seizure recognition and first aid, provide a voice to make sure health care options for people living with seizures remain strong, and provide much needed research funding toward better treatment options and ultimately cures.”
The organization’s bold and expansive approach is both admirable and ambitious. The only way for the Epilepsy Foundation to continue to make meaningful strides towards improving the lives of those affected by Epilepsy is for people to continue to participate and support its mission. Right now, the walk is open to people who want to fundraise, sponsor, or volunteer at the event.
The National Walk for Epilepsy will begin on the morning of April 11, 2015 at the Washington Monument Grounds. The event begins with an early T-shirt pick up, and then an opening program followed by the 5K walk itself. The cost to participate is $35 for walkers and $20 for youth participants. With spring in full swing, it will be a great day to get out, have a good walk and support an important cause.
April 11, 2015
Washington Monument Grounds
15th St. and Independence Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007