Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming hosting Epilepsy Walk events in Wyoming

Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 5:33 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - In April, the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming hired a Wyoming Director to help expand their services and coordinate efforts in the Equality State. The new director, Marc Homer, is responsible for developing partnerships, spreading awareness throughout the state, and bringing services to the 6,000 people with epilepsy in Wyoming and to those who support them.

The Epilepsy Foundation connects people to treatment, support, and resources, leads advocacy efforts, funds innovative research and the training of specialists, and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.

This year, the foundation is launching a virtual Walk to End Epilepsy. Participants can create their own day-of event experience anywhere in the state. Participants can walk on June 12, or any time during the summer. The foundation encourages people to bring together friends, family, and co-workers across Wyoming, and share their events on social media to help raise funds and Epilepsy awareness in the Cowboy State.

“The Wyoming Walk to End Epilepsy was designed as a virtual event so people can walk anywhere any time all summer long they can sign up... so they can join with their friends and families and go out in their communities and raise awareness about epilepsy,” said Epilepsy Foundation Wyoming Director Mark Homer.

Participants registering for this virtual event will receive a “Walk-in-a-Box” kit in the mail to help spread awareness in their communities. Kits will include purple decorations, stickers, signs, donation envelopes, and fun surprises.

A Laramie-based volunteer, whose child has epilepsy, has worked with the foundation to organize an in-person event for Wyoming residents. On Sunday, June 12, the event will be hosted at Washington Park.

For more details about the foundation, visit the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming website.

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