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VIRTUAL WALK TO END EPILEPSY IN CONNECTICUT RAISES $67,000!
We are pleased to announce we had 300 participants walking virtually and raised $67,000 to support people with epilepsy in Connecticut!
While we are saddened we could not hold in-person walks this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was heartwarming to see the amount of support for this virtual event.
Thank you to all teams who utilized their fundraising pages to raise money for our cause. We truly appreciate your support!
We would like to recognize the top 5 fundraising teams who will receive Amazon gift cards for their efforts: Team Taylor & Grace, Caleb’s Warriors, Team Max: The Amazing Race, Team Nikki, and Team Anne. We would also like to recognize Emma Borys from Team Class of 2020 for having the best “Why I Walk CT” video. Emma will also receive an Amazon gift card. Congratulations to all the winners!
We would like to thank all the sponsors of this event: National Sponsor: Greenwich Biosciences. Featured Sponsor: SK Life Science. Courage Sponsor: Medtronic. Strength Sponsors: Hartford Healthcare, Neurelis. Hope Sponsors: AJP Electric, Terex. Exclusive Magazine Sponsor: Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media. T-Shirt Back Sponsors: The Blaine Family, Bakers Dozen, Law Offices of Alan Friedman, Law Offices of Mark Sherman, New England Center for Hearing Rehabilitation. Special Thanks To: J. Howard Public Relations, Serio Video
Virtual Walk Celebrations recognizing all 6 locations are available to view online on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/epilepsyfoundationct. We are very grateful to all the speakers who took time to join us on these events and share their epilepsy story: Ian Race, Renee Suppa, Erica Guerrini, Rachel Talmadge, Tim Bishop, The Fogle Family, Marty Levine, Denise Brower, Laura Cassenti, Carrie Erwin, Linda Wallace, John Wood, and Davina King. We would also like to recognize Kelly Bustos, Dawn Clisham, Danielle Blaine, and Emily Wood as location leaders that did not speak during a virtual event.
We hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this time. We hope to see you back in person for next year’s Nationwide Walk To End Epilepsy in Connecticut!
Thank you to our 2020 Virtual Walk Sponsors
Exclusive Magazine Sponsor
T-Shirt Back Sponsors
The Blaine Family
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Inaugural Walk To End Epilepsy in Connecticut Raises $107,000
We are thrilled to announce the results of our record breaking year! Between the 4 locations, we had 63 teams, 877 participants, and raised $107,000 to support people with epilepsy!
We would like to congratulate the top fundraising team, Team C4C, who brought in $5,200! Congratulations also goes to Beth Usher who raised $1,395 as the top individual fundraiser! We would like to thank all teams who raised money to support this event. We had 23 teams raise over $1,000 this year! Kudos to you all!
We would like to thank all the sponsors of this event: Greenwich Biosciences, Sunovion, UConn Health, Hartford Healthcare Ayer Neuroscience Institute, Eisai, Sherwin Williams, Stamford Health, Conair, Yale University School of Medicine, Rick's II Auto Repair, The DeBourcy Fund, The Blaine Family, Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant
We are very grateful to State Sen. Dan Champagne for welcoming the attendees at the Tolland location, State Rep. Caroline Simmons and Stamford Mayor David Martin at the Stamford location, and Lou Esposito, Chief of Staff for West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi at the West Haven location. We thank Shane Conroy, Beatrice Capra, Gabby Dellacono, Beth Usher, Emma Borys, and Dr. Louise Resor for speaking at one of the locations and sharing their stories about epilepsy and how it has impacted their life.
Finally, thank you so much to all the volunteers who made this event possible: Kelly Bustos, Ed Barros, Martin Levine, Dawn Clisham, Danielle Blaine, Denise Brower, Laura Cassenti, Mike and Kelly DeBellis, J. Howard Public Relations, Bill Shea Photography, Tom Fearney Photography, Shannon Flynn, and the numerous volunteers who helped on the day of the event at each location.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!
The Walk to End Epilepsy is a nationwide event held in communities throughout the country at different times of the year.