Wisconsin Walk to END EPILEPSY FAQ

 

1.       What is a Virtual Walk? A virtual walk is a set date and time where we all will pledge to walk in support of the Epilepsy Foundation. Instead of walking with us in person, you’ll be walking with us in your own neighborhood, on your treadmill, or wherever you choose on Saturday, June 20, 2020! You have the freedom and choice to join us in whatever capacity you are able! Just be sure to join us for our Celebration Ceremony at 10:00 A.M. Central that morning before or after you complete your walk!

For those that couldn’t attend our Walk to END EPILEPSY – Eau Claire, Wausau or Neenah before, now’s the time to join us virtually if you haven’t already!

2.       How do I sign up to participate in a Virtual Walk? This is easy – you don’t have to do any extra work! All participants are already “Virtual Walkers”, so you can use your existing login, Participant Center, and event page to access your fundraising resources and get updates on the event!

Event website here: https://epilepsywisconsin.org/membership/events/walk-to-end-epilepsy/

1.       What will happen to the funds I’ve already raised?
 The funds you’ve raised will be used toward achieving the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation, including epilepsy care, support and research. On behalf of our epilepsy community, please know how much we appreciate your support!

2.       Can I still fundraise leading up to and beyond Virtual Walk day?
Yes, and we encourage you to! Fundraising will remain open until July 20th, 30 days post Virtual Walk.

3.       How can I fundraise virtually?

Fundraising is still easy, and FUN! You are still able to take advantage of your Participant Center by logging in, sending emails, creating a Facebook Fundraiser (if you haven’t already!), and spreading the word to ask for your friends, family and co-workers’ support of the epilepsy community. Phone calls, emails and text messages also go a long way to ask your peers for support.

4.       Can people still register?
YES! We encourage it and need their support! Simply head to our Registration page https://epilepsywisconsin.org/membership/events/walk-to-end-epilepsy/  Click “Register Now!” and select “Fundraise” to register. It’s still free to register – but individuals who fundraise $50 or more will receive the Event T-Shirt (see question #12 for more information on how to collect T-Shirts). Your friends, family and co-workers can also register directly on your team, or you can create a team – email us at info@epilepsywisconsin.org and we can assist you in order to create your team!  

5.       What does event day look like?
Great question! Since we are now walking virtually, things will be a bit different, but we still have some exciting activities planned!

On Saturday June 20th, instead of walking with us in person, you’ll be walking with us in your own neighborhood, on your treadmill, or wherever you choose - you have the freedom and choice to join us in whatever capacity you are able!

Just be sure to join us via computer or mobile device for our Virtual Walk Celebration Ceremony, hosted at 10 A.M. Central!

Zoom Celebration Ceremony Highlights:

·         Chance to win prizes for all attendees!

·         Meet our staff and learn about our initiatives and programs.

·         Be motivated by stories of hope from our epilepsy community.

·         Find out about our awesome prizes and how you can win.

·         Learn about epilepsy and make a difference.

Zoom Conference Link and Call-In Details:

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87150739206?pwd=aVROeFd1MWYwUGNZSndMUDAvWThJUT09

Password: 581532

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +13126266799,,87150739206#,,#,581532#  or +19292056099,,87150739206#,,#,581532#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

 US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or                                                     +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592

    Webinar ID: 871 5073 9206

    Password: 581532

    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbxHRQimXA

Here are some FAQs on how to join a Zoom Meeting – it’s super easy:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663-Joining-a-meeting-by-phone

6.       Where can I walk?
 Anywhere!  Trails, treadmills, or wherever you can safely. Get out and get active in your local community. Encourage your family, friends, and fellow epilepsy warriors to do the same.  Just be sure to stay safe and follow the Wisconsin Department of Health’s recommendations, as well as the CDC’s Regulations

7.       Do you need proof that I actually finished my walk?
 No, and there is no need to report any results.  We do encourage you, however, to share your experience online by posting photos and videos on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationHeartOfWisconsin/?ref=bookmarks  or anywhere on social media using #ENDEPILEPSY and #WalktoENDEPILEPSY!

8.       How can I let others know I’m participating?
 We want to see you in our virtual epilepsy community, walking with us to END EPILEPSY! Be sure to activate your Facebook Frame and download and print out the I Walk For Team Sign! Steps to activate your Facebook Frame below

Be sure to follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationHeartOfWisconsin/?ref=bookmarks

 



9.       Leading up to and on/after Virtual Walk Day, when and where can I turn donations in?
 
Donations can be mailed to our Epilepsy Foundation office at:
 
41 Park Ridge Drive Ste C Stevens Point, WI 54481

10.    Will I receive my event participant t-shirt? Or, my living with epilepsy t-shirt?
 Yes, participant t-shirts will be mailed  to qualifying participants. Any individual that raised $50 or more will receive their official Walk t-shirt!
 

Please call us directly if additional arrangements are required Kristin Dostal; 715-952-4143, kdostal@epilepsywisconsin.org

11.    What if I have other questions?
 We are here to help!  Please contact us at info@epilepsywisconsin,org

Even in times like this, seizures haven’t stopped...and neither has the fight to End Epilepsy. We truly thank you for your continued support of the Virtual Walk to END EPILEPSY now more than ever!