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Rise Above Seizures Walk – Duluth
August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN)’s annual Rise Above Seizures Walk is the single largest fundraising and awareness event in Minnesota and North Dakota to benefit people with seizures. The walk began in 1999 in Rochester, MN and since then has expanded to four additional cities; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, and Fargo/Moorhead. The Rise Above Seizures Walk celebrates people with seizures and raises awareness and funds to support services for the many people EFMN serves annually. Over 3,500 walkers in five communities come together as a powerful force to help people with epilepsy realize their full potential and stop seizures. Funds raised from the walk are used to educate, connect and empower people living with seizures and honor their loved ones. 100% of the funds raised in each of our regions are reinvested directly back into the community!
Participants can arrive any time after 5:00 to enjoy food, a raffle, a DJ, kids games, face painting, and opportunity to connect with others who are walking in support of those impacted by epilepsy. A two mile walk (3 times around the track) begins at 6:30 pm. The walk is optional. Those unable to do the walk, are welcome to bring a lawn chair to sit along the trail. After the walk, the raffle drawing will take place. Wristbands will be available at the Walk in 4 different color signify why people are walking: I have epilepsy, I love someone with epilepsy, I support the mission of the EFMN, and I lost someone who had epilepsy.
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological condition after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. It affects people of all ages, and can manifest in many different ways. Current statistics indicate one in 10 people will have a seizure during their lifetime, and one in 26 will develop epilepsy. Join us at the Duluth Rise Above Seizures Walk in support of those affected by epilepsy.