More than 400 participants braved wind and rain during the recent Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) walk-a-thon at Tropical Park to raise awareness and support to help South Floridians suffering with epilepsy.
Although walkers were soaked by passing showers and brisk winds they made the 2.5-mile trip to raise funds for EFOF programs that serve thousands of community members who struggle every day with seizure disorders.
“We are extremely proud and appreciative that so many community members came out on such a sloppy day,” said Karen Basha Egozi, EFOF CEO. “It’s a real tribute that they recognize the need to help and serve many in our community diagnosed with epilepsy.
The annual event, which raised $70,000 this year, also was supported generously by sponsors AirTran, Lundbeck, Nevada Orchestra Show, PC Depot, Steve and Donna Feig, Feldenkreis Family Foundation, and others.
All proceeds will go toward EFOF services such as direct medical and neuropsychological services, advocacy and counseling, education, prevention and more in South Florida. Based in the Dadeland area, EFOF also serves communities throughout Florida.
For more information on upcoming events and/or EFOF services, call 1-800- 940-6515 or visit online at < www.epilepsyfla.org >.