Walk to End Epilepsy 2023 Recap

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 2023 Walks to End Epilepsy! We loved hearing your stories, meeting & reconnecting with you, and walking together!

Thanks to everyone who walked, spread the word, and fundraised, we surpassed our $102,000 fundraising goal! This money will support Camp Courage, HOBSCOTCH, Project UPLIFT, free education conferences, the Halyn Murtha Family Assistance Fund, support groups, epilepsy advocacy work, and more! We cannot thank you enough for all the work you did raising money and awareness!

We want to give a huge thank you to all our incredible volunteers who came out early and stayed late to help us out. We depend on volunteers to make these events happen and everyone who helped this year was absolutely amazing! We especially want to thank our lead volunteers. Thank you to Paula Norgren for starting and organizing a brand new walk in Plainfield! Thank you to Laura Cassenti for organizing the Tolland Walk! Thank you to Rachel Talmadge and Tim Bishop for planning the New Milford walk! And thank you to Marty Levine for all his help with the Stamford walk. We couldn’t put on these events without you!

We also want to thank all our incredible speakers for their support. Thank you to Former Stamford Mayor David Martin, Dr. Lawrence Hirsch, State Senator Julie Kushner, State Senator Stephen Harding, State Representative Mary Welander, Dr. Aline Herlopian, State Representative Tammy Nuccio, and Chief of Staff to the Stamford Mayor, Bridget Fox. We would also like to thank First Selectman Kevin Cunningham for attending the Plainfield Walk.

Thank you to Scott Welliver, Rachel Talmadge, Dina Conlon-Bilo, Evelyn Bilo, Stacey Peace, and Laura Cassenti for sharing your incredible stories with us.

All the amazing photos from the walks can be viewed below! Thank you to our Walk Photographers, Bill Shea (Stamford and Farmington), Nikki Tremmel (New Milford), Tom Fearney (Tolland), Corey Ballou (Plainfield), Nancy Bushey (Plainfield), and Jamie Leo (Orange)! And thank you to Stephen Morneault (Tolland) and Joshua Wynn (Farmington) for sharing the photos they took with us! If you have pictures you would like to share with us, please email elizabeth@epilepsyct.com.

Thank you again for supporting the epilepsy community in Connecticut and the Walks to End Epilepsy! We can’t wait to do it again next year!

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