Virtual Walk to End Epilepsy & 5K - Iowa City

Sat June 6, 2020 Iowa City, IA US 52246
Events

Virtual Walker

9:00AM CDT - 9:45AM CDT
Place
Virtual Walk to be held via Zoom (details below)
Iowa City, IA US 52246
Description

Thank you for joining us for the first-ever Virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY® – Iowa City!


Our Virtual Walk was a tremendous success thanks to our participants, volunteers, staff and partners, as well as the greater epilepsy community! We enjoyed seeing you decked out in purple, sharing more information about the life-saving programs and services that we offer, hearing stories of hope from our epilepsy warriors, and celebrating our top fundraisers, all in the name of supporting our epilepsy community! 

1. Can I continue to fundraise?
Yes - the event website will remain open until June 30, 2020, and the individual that fundraises the most from June 6 through June 30 at midnight will win an Amazon Fire Tablet! Keep an eye out for our weekly fundraising challenges leading up to June 30 -  you’ll have the opportunity to show your support, while earning fabulous prizes while doing so!

The funds you’ve raised will be used toward achieving the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation, including epilepsy care, support, and research. On behalf of our epilepsy community, please know how much we appreciate your support!

2. How can I fundraise virtually?

  • Log in to your RunSignUp account and update your personal story!  Let your community know WHY you walk and the importance of everyone learning about epilepsy and seizures. You can raise 13x more by updating your WHY! 
  • Spread awareness and drive support. After you share your story on your page, we recommend you send emails, letters, texts, or make phone calls to ask for support from your friends, family and colleagues! Plus, don’t forget to create a Facebook Fundraiser – individuals raise 15x more when they create a Facebook Fundraiser!
  • Post and share on social media!  Use Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share your story and help spread awareness for epilepsy.  The community will be stronger because of YOU!
  • Be sure to utilize the Fundraising Toolkit!

3. How do I fundraise on Facebook?
The Virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY’s website now allows participants registered for a Walk event to log in and ‘Create a Facebook Fundraiser’ so that all donations received through Facebook will credit their fundraising page, and will be deposited directly to the Epilepsy Foundation and their local Virtual Walk campaign. Log into your RunSignUp account and use the article to get started.

4. Leading up to and on/after Virtual Walk Day, when and where can I turn donations in? 
Donations can be mailed to our Epilepsy Foundation office at:

Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
c/o Walk to END EPILEPSY Iowa City
Des Moines, IA 50314 

Epilepsy Foundation Tax ID # 52-0856660

5. 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 and increase funding for the care, support and research efforts of the Epilepsy Foundation.

If you are not sure if you qualify for a matching gift, please reach out to your HR department or leadership team to gather more information. 

6. Where can I access more information about Fundraising?
Visit the Fundraising Toolkit page on the event website, here.

7. Will I receive my event participant t-shirt? Or, my living with epilepsy t-shirt?
Yes, participant t-shirts will be mailed to qualifying participants. Any individual that raised $50 or more will receive their official Walk t-shirt! Registered individuals with epilepsy will also receive their living with epilepsy t-shirt via mail, regardless of their fundraising.

T-Shirts will be mailed out after the Walk, once it is safe for our staff to mail them out to you. We appreciate your understanding in advance. Please contact us directly if additional arrangements are required: Iowa Epilepsy Foundation at 515-282-3580 or Iowa@efa.org.

8. How can I let others know I’m participating?
Follow us on social media:

• Facebook – Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
• Instagram –  @EpilepsyIowa
• Twitter – @EpilepsyIowa

Be sure to download and fill out the I Walk For Sign, and add our Facebook Frame to your Facebook profile by following the steps below!

  • Head to your Facebook profile and select “Update Profile Picture” (look for the camera icon next to your profile)
  • Click on “Add Frame”
  • Search “walk to end epilepsy”
  • Select the frame
  • Adjust the frame size and drag to reposition to your liking
  • Select how long you want the frame to appear on your page
  • Click “Use as Profile Picture”
  • All set! 

9. What if I have other questions?
We are here to help!  Please contact Iowa Epilepsy Foundation at 515-282-3580 or Iowa@efa.org.

More updates will be shared here and our Facebook page - check back often!

More updates on the Epilepsy Foundation's response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak can be found here.

Even in times like these, seizures haven't stopped...and neither has the fight to END EPILEPSY. We truly thank you for your continued support of the Virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY now more than ever!

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