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.
Mike 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 15, 2022 at PNC Field as we Walk to END EPILEPSY in loving memory of Mike Loughlin. And 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 momentum for change, advocacy and hope for our epilepsy community.
Which is why, 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 here in Wilkes-Barre! But, we cannot do it without the full support of our NEPA community members.
What do we need to do? Our Walk to END EPILEPSY has traditionally raised between $25,000 - $30,000 which directly supports the programs and services provided locally. We rely heavily on the money raised through our Walk to fund the continuation and expansion of our programming in NEPA.
So what does that mean for our Epilepsy Community Center? In order to make our dream a reality, we need to raise an additional $30,000 on top of our traditional fundraising in order to support opening an Epilepsy Community Center.
For more information on the day, please check out the Event Info page.
The loss of Mike is a reminder 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, where we could host our conferences, support groups, workshops, consultations, therapeutic sessions, and more.
How can YOU help? Grab the baton. Light the fire. Form a Team. Recruit your loved ones. Ask for donations. Reach out to local businesses for sponsorships. Pick out your best purple. Post on social media. Share your story. Raise critical funds and awareness… And get ready to Walk to END EPILEPSY at PNC Field in Moosic, PA!
NOW is the time to make a powerful change for people living with epilepsy. Help us take our community efforts to END EPILEPSY to the next level by raising funds to open a brand new Epilepsy Community Space right here in Northeast PA!
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by epilepsy. Will you join us?