The time of year has come where we honor our little hero, Gavin. We have been a part of this walk for the past several years to pay tribute to Gavin and all those who have been impacted by Epilepsy. Gavin was hospitalized for several days this June due to an altered mental state and severe change in his normal behavior. After a spinal tap ruled out a viral infection invading his brain, it became evident through his EEG that his seizures have moved to his frontal lobe which is why his behavior was negatively affected. This diagnosis calls for a new medication which treats his new type of seizure activity. Further testing within the next few weeks will determine if this treatment is working for him. In light of these recent events, this year's walk is especially important to us so the fight against Epilepsy can continue. The battle we have been faced with for six years has been arduous but we will never lose our faith and hope. Thank you in advance to all who are willing to donate and more importantly, WALK TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. Let's have a crowd of people out there to show Gavin our love and support!
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”~ Christopher Reeve
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2019 Into the Light 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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!