United in Epilepsy Regional Walks

General Information


How do I get involved? 

There are multiple ways to be involved with the walk! 

  • Participate as a Team Captain, Team Member, or Individual Walker.
  • Fundraise for your team or individual goals to raise money for EFMN.
  • Donate to support a team, individual, or to the event.
  • Raise awareness in your community by sharing the event with friends, neighbors, and organizations you are involved with. 


Do I need to have epilepsy or seizures to participate in the walk? 

No! Everyone is invited to walk, no matter your relationship to epilepsy!


Registration


Do I have to register to walk?
Yes, we want to know that you're walking with us. The process is simple, and only takes a few minutes.


Do children need to register?

Yes! You can register all members of your family at one time.


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is not a registration fee for the walk. However, we encourage our participants to commit to fundraising for the event.


How do I register?
When you register, you will be asked to Join an Existing Team, Start a New Team, or Register as an Individual. 

  • When joining an existing team, you first need to search for the team name. Once you find the team, click on Join Team.
  • When starting a new team, type in your team's name and click on Start Team. If the name is already taken, an error message will pop up on your screen. Please select a new team name and click on Start Team.
  • When registering as as individual, click on Register as an Individual.


Can I re-activate my team page from last year?

No. EFMN is starting with a new fundraising platform this year and you are unable to reactive a team page from last year. You will need to re-create your team page.


Fundraising


How do I start fundraising?

The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you're participating. You can share your story on your personal fundraising page by logging in to your Fundraising Dashboard. Once your page is updated, share it with friends, family, and coworkers via email, social networking, and word of mouth. 


What happens to the money raised at the Regional Walks?

Donations are used to support the programs and services, such as Seizure Smart Trainings, Connect Groups, and Camp Programs within our local communities across Minnesota and the Fargo area. 


How do I enter in a cash or check donation or employer's match?

You can add offline donations on the Manage my page option under My Page. 

Step 1: Click on the Fundraising tab on the left-hand navigation bar.
Step 2: Click on the Enter Cash/Checks tab. 
Step 3: Click on Enter A Cash or Check Donation button.
Step 4: Fill out the New Cash/Check Gift form.


How come I see an option to Pay for Cash Donation Collected button?

To make collecting cash donations easy and before the walks, you are able to pay for cash donations using your own credit card. This way, you will be able to keep the cash. 


Can I give you cash on the Walk day instead of paying with my credit card?

Yes! If you choose to bring the cash with you on the Walk day, you can skip the Pay for Cash Donation Collected button.


What if my company is matching my donation and other colleague's donations? Will the donations show up together? 

You would need to communicate with your colleagues to make sure that you are all using the same name for your employer under the Donor Name question of the New Cash/Check Gift form. As the match is being added in, your employer's name will be recognized as a donor. For example, employees from the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota should all use Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota and NOT EFMN or Epilepsy Foundation Minnesota, the donations will be recognized together.