(Lubbock, Texas—September 24, 2020)- Lubbock is excited to announce our first ever Walk to End Epilepsy. Instead of walking in person, this year you will be participating with us virtually from your own neighborhoods, home, gym treadmill, or from wherever you can walk safely. On Saturday, November 7 at Noon we will be having a kickoff Zoom and Facebook live event. We would love to see you livestreaming all or part of your walk and posting pictures on social media.
Registration for the Walk to End Epilepsy is FREE. However, participants that fundraise $50 or more will get an event day t-shirt. Participants that fundraise $125 or more will receive the event day t-shirt and an EFTX facemask. And participants that fundraise $250 or more will receive an event day t-shirt, an EFTX facemask, and a purple fleece blanket with carrying strap.
The Epilepsy Foundation Texas leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. To fulfill our mission the Epilepsy Foundation Texas relies on the support of the community to provide vital programs and services to Texans at no cost to them or their families struggling with this expensive medical condition. The Foundation provides medical care and prescription assistance to uninsured adults, support groups, seizure recognition and first aid education and trainings in schools, businesses, and community organizations in 176 counties throughout Texas. As the largest camping program for people with epilepsy in the nation, more than 300 children and teens diagnosed with epilepsy are able to attend one of the Foundation’s three week-long residential summer camps.
All programs and services are offered at no cost to families. One in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in the United States, making it more common than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined. For more information, visit our website at www.eftx.org.