Each year, thousands of families find themselves facing uncertainty when their loved ones suddenly experience seizures and epilepsy-associated challenges.
Join us each Spring to help raise epilepsy awareness at Arizona’s Walk to End Epilepsy! This is a family-friendly, community awareness, walk/run event which includes music, dancing, entertainment and more!
TAKE ACTION AND BRING #HOPEFOREPILEPSY
Share the reason why you walk using the hashtag(s) #HopeForEpilepsy and/or #AZEpilepsyWalk on social media.
Lemonade for Livy raises epilepsy awareness and supports the Epilepsy Foundation’s work to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives through lemonade stands and parties. These events bring people together from around the world together to give hope to those with epilepsy and their families.
We all have our unique stories and experiences with epilepsy. Collectively, we make up the epilepsy community and family. As a family, we need to work as one to raise awareness, provide support, and fund research that will lead to a cure. 65 million people around the world live with epilepsy. That doesn’t include the tens of millions of family members and friends who are also impacted by the disorder. Think of the power we have when we all work toward a common mission.
Olivia Scheinman (Livy) is the inspiration and symbol behind Lemonade for Livy, a movement created by her family’s organization, Livy’s Hope. Since birth, Livy has been plagued by the damaging effects of epilepsy. She has endured multiple major brain surgeries but the seizures persist.
What started as one neighborhood lemonade stand to raise money in honor of Livy is expanding into a global campaign. It continues to grow because of Livy’s twin sister Hailey and the special bond the girls share, a mother’s love, and a father’s promise made long ago. For more information about Lemonade for Livy, please visit www.LivysHope.com.
Your Honored Hero
Join Livy as a hero and hold a Lemonade for Livy event for someone you know with epilepsy too!
Create Your Own Event
Hold a Lemon or Lemonade-themed Happy Hour at your home, apartment, or place of residence or set one up with a friend!
Host a dinner party or get together with friends and/or family
Any type of Lemon-themed party for birthdays, special occasions, etc.
Host a lemon-themed bake sale
Hold an event or lemonade stand on your college campus with friends or as part of a sorority/fraternity event
Create your own lemon-themed craft party event
The possibilities are ENDLESS and getting started is EASY!
Athletes vs Epilepsy, in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is excited to announce our partnership with El Tour de Tucson! Arizona’s largest and longest running bicycling event, El Tour de Tucson is in its 36th year and hosts over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona is excited to announce our partnership with 2018 El Tour de Tucson! Arizona’s largest and longest running bicycling event, El Tour is in its 36th year and hosts over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Choose Your Distance! The planned routes offer the beautiful vistas of Arizona, from mountain ranges with the backdrop of the majestic saguaro cactus, scenic Santa Cruz River routes or flat areas that are perfect for families. Cyclists can pedal the main event distances of 106, 75, 50, or 25 miles, choose the Fun Ride of 10 or 5 miles, .25 mile activity course, or the Indoor El Tour (Nov 11-17) stationary cycle ride (please see www.perimeterbicycling.com/indoor/ for rules).
Once you are finished with your event, celebrate with other cyclist, families, and friends at the El Tour Downtown Fiesta! Activities will include music, food, and cheering on other cyclists as they cross the finish line.
Join other Athletes vs Epilepsy participating in the El Tour de Tucson on November 17, 2018. Register today as space is limited! Your efforts to raise funds and awareness will help the Epilepsy Foundation continue to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Each Athlete vs Epilepsy El Tour de Tucson cyclist will receive:
Your entry paid for by the Epilepsy Foundation’s Athletes vs Epilepsy**
Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online Fundraising Page to tell the story of why you are participating.
An Athletes vs Epilepsy Performance t-shirt – Indoor Cyclist; or Bike Jersey for Main Event and Fun Ride athletes*
Fundraising tips and resources
Invitation to the race weekend activities!
Register in August and you will be entered into the El Tour August Registration Drawing for these special prizes packages:
El Tour Cycling Kit (Jersey, shorts & socks) value $150.00
Framed 2018 El Tour Poster value $70.00
Perimeter Membership value $35.00
Two night stay for two at Double Tree (Friday & Sat. of El Tour) value $218
First Watch Restaurants Brunch for Two
As a member of an Athletes vs Epilepsy 2018 El Tour De Tucson team, you are committing to fundraising the minimum requirement for the event that you register: $600 Main Event; $400 for the Fun Ride; or $200 for the Indoor Ride. You are responsible for any difference in funds not raised by December 17, 2018. EF will charge any outstanding balance on December 17, 2018.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans. The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.
YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative. Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.
**$20 from every application fee (except for Indoor El Tour) will go to the Easter Seals Blake Foundation, the Primary Beneficiary for El Tour De Tucson.
*Athletes must reach their minimum fundraising requirement in order to receive an Athletes vs Epilepsy performance t-shirt or bike jersey.
Are you interested in participating as an Athlete vs Epilepsy? Check out the variety of Signature events we host, select an event in your area and register as a Choose Your Own participant, or create your own event using our DIY toolkit! Your efforts will help raise funds to help stop seizures, and find a cures,and raise awareness in support of the 3.4 million people in the United States who have epilepsy.