Walk to END EPILEPSY

FAQs

What is the Walk to END EPILEPSY?
The Walk to END EPILEPSY inspires individuals, families and friends to take action together in the fight to END EPILEPSY. Participants connect and raise funds while sharing stories and spreading awareness. Join us in your community for an in-person 5K walk or as part of a meetup with local friends and family. Sponsors and vendors will help us come together to celebrate and support those living with epilepsy in Colorado.


Do I have to register in order to participate?
Please register ahead of time so we have a sense of how many people to expect! We will also have day-of registration available at each walk site.


Is there a fee to register?
It is FREE to participate in the Walk to END EPILEPSY. However, we have so many great fundraising tools – including email templates, Fundraise with Facebook, and more – that make it easy for you to help us raise awareness and funds to support people living with epilepsy in our region. View Fundraising Resources to learn tips and tricks to put the FUN in fundraising. 

If you need additional registration support or fundraising ideas, please email events@epilepsycolorado.org.


Is there a minimum age to participate?
There is no minimum age to participate, although all children under 18 must be registered in advance by an adult legally able to sign a waiver on their behalf. 


How long is the walk route?
The in-person routes are 5K around some of Colorado and Wyoming’s prettiest urban parks. If you’re planning a neighborhood walk, you can make it as long or as short as you want it to be! 

 
Can I bring my dog? 
Yes, well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome! 


Is there any special recognition for people who have epilepsy?

Yes! For those diagnosed with epilepsy, the Walk to END EPILEPSY is an opportunity to learn about the Epilepsy Foundation’s services and to connect with others living with epilepsy. During registration, indicate that you live with epilepsy and you’ll receive a FREE T-shirt, either at the event if you attend in person or mailed to you. 


How do I form a team? 
During registration, you will have the option of registering as an individual or you can join a team or form a new one. To join an existing team, either go to the team page link sent to you by your team captain or search for your team name during registration.


What responsibilities does a Team Captain have? 
Team Captains are the heart of Walk! As a Team Captain, you’ll recruit a team of family, friends, and co-workers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated, and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a Team Fundraising Page and numerous tools to make your team a success. 

 
How many people should be on my team?

As many as you like - remember, more team members = more fun and more fundraising! 


Can I re-activate my team from last year and/or register my team members online? 
Returning Team Captains should register first, starting a team with the team name from last year. Then use the email templates or share our Facebook events to encourage friends to join your team. 


How will I receive my participant T-shirt? Or my Living with Epilepsy T-shirt? 
If you attend our in-person events, you can pick up your fundraising or Living with Epilepsy T-shirt at the registration tent. If you register as a virtual participant, your shirt(s) will be mailed to you before the event. 


How do I start fundraising?

There are so many easy ways to start fundraising for the Walk to END EPILEPSY! During registration, you will set up a personal fundraising page. You can forward that link to family and friends via email or social media to encourage them to donate. You will also be given the opportunity to set up a Facebook Fundraiser, which is quick and painless – and you just might be surprised how many people will support you! We also have plenty of other fundraising ideas and tips and tools in our Resources section. 


How can my friends and family see my fundraising progress? 
You can share a link to your participant page with friends and family via email or social media. Your Facebook Fundraiser will also display how close you are to reaching your fundraising goal, and you can share the fundraiser repeatedly to encourage additional donations. 


How can I get my company to match my gift? 

Many employers offer programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. These “matching gifts” are an opportunity to double or possibly triple your donation to Walk to END EPILEPSY. Contact your HR department or leadership team for more information. 


Where can I find more information about fundraising? 
We have a lot of great fundraising tips and tools on Fundraising Resources tab, or you can email events@epilepsycolorado.org


How do I go back and set up a Facebook Fundraiser?
 
Participants who use a Facebook Fundraiser raise, on average, $150 more than other fundraisers. If you didn’t set up your fundraiser during registration, it’s easy to go back and set it up! Sign in to your Walk to END EPILEPSY fundraising page and click on “Create a Facebook Fundraiser.” Follow the steps to link your Facebook account and you'll be collecting donations before you know it. Email events@epilepsycolorado.org if you have any questions. 


How can I turn in check donations? 
Mail checks to our office at: 

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming
5889 Greenwood Village Plaza Blvd, Suite 404 
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 

Please include this Donation Tracking Form to ensure the donations get credited to you. 

 
Where does the money go? 
The funds raised through the Walk to END EPILEPSY support our vision to be the leader in empowering, connecting, and educating to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming provides educational programs and services to support the 65,000 people living with epilepsy in Colorado and Wyoming and their families. 


Is my donation tax-deductible? 
Yes! Your donation is 100% tax deductible since you are not receiving anything in exchange for your donation. You’ll be emailed a copy of your receipt for your records. 


What is your Tax ID?
Our Tax ID is 84-0607069. 


Can we use Venmo/PayPal?

To make a Walk donation via Venmo, include the fundraiser’s name and event location (Denver, Wyoming, Colorado Springs, Western Slope, Grand Junction) in the comments so we know who your gift is for! You can also use your personal Venmo account to collect donations from friends and family and then submit them as a lump credit/debit card payment via your fundraiser page. 

 
Is there accessible parking?
Yes, we will identify accessible parking at each event location. Stay tuned for specific information!