Gisela's Gems was created to honor the life of F. Gisela Soto. A loving mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend who's life ended way too soon. For most of her life, Gisela suffered with epilepsy at a time when little was known about the disorder and little support was given. For many years Gisela and her family suffered in silence and in shame. Through this fundraiser, Gisela's family wants to take part in bringing forth awareness to the public, so that others do not have to suffer silently. We want to shed light to a neurological disorder that has kept so many hiding in the dark and let others know that they are not alone. All proceeds collected will help fund epilepsy research and programs that can provide counseling and support to those who suffer from epilepsy and their loved ones. On behalf of Gisela's family, I thank you for your time support.
2019 ITL Walk Overview
Welcome to our page for the Into the Light Walk for Epilepsy! Now in our 8th year, we want to thank all those returning Teams and Individuals and to welcome those of you who are new. It is our goal to make this year’s Walk our most successful yet! For more information on how you can help, please email email@example.com
In the following information, you’ll learn the essentials about the Walk, along with links to registration and other pertinent matters. Please check back regularly to keep abreast of new exciting developments!
DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22th
CHECK-IN BEGINS: 9:00 AM
WELCOME & RECOGNITIONS: 11:00 AM
WALK: 11:30 AM
HOW TO REGISTER:
You can register as an Individual, as a Team Captain (Create a Team), or as a Team Member (Join a Team), by visiting the registration page.
The beautiful Pier 25, Hudson River Park in Lower Manhattan is where the Walk check-in takes place.
CHECK-IN & EVENT DETAILS
Check-in is located at the N. Moore Street and West Side Highway entrance to Pier 25. Although it is not required, please bring a copy of your registration confirmation E-mail. The names of all registered Team Members and Individual Walkers will be provided to our check-in staff. If your name has not been pre-registered, you will be directed to on-site registration.
The route is approximately up to 5k along the Hudson River southbound towards Battery Park. There are several resting paces along the way. Walkers are free to stop and turn around at any point. The EFMNY will provide appropriate personnel and signage along the entire route.
DJ, face painting, and more! Fresh water is available.
For more information on how to become a Sponsor or to donate products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about our Sponsors, check out the sponsor tab.
AFTER THE WALK:
Make a day of it in Lower Manhattan, and enjoy yourself! Area maps will be available, and the Coupon that you are given as you arrive at the Walk will give you vendor discounts.
MORE QUESTIONS: Check out the FAQ tab.
For more information on the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York, please visit EFMNY.ORG, and be sure to check out our community blog, EpilepsyNYC.com!