EPI hosts hybrid fitness challenge for epilepsy awareness
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Empowering People’s Independence hosted a fitness challenge to benefit epilepsy programs and services in Upstate New York. The event took place on Sunday at Wickham Farms in Penfield.
One in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy sometime during their lifetime. This October, Epilepsy Alliance of West Central New York, the epilepsy division of Empowering People’s Independence, is raising awareness about epilepsy with the One in 26 Challenge. Participants have 26 days, between October 1st and 26th, to walk, run, bike or complete 26 miles with an activity of their choice.
Proceeds from the One in 26 Challenge will benefit EPI’s epilepsy programs and services that provide support for more than 7,000 children and adults in Upstate New York. Services include education, support, training, advocacy, and tailored care plans to meet the physical, behavioral, and social needs of each person EPI serves. Each summer they host Camp EAGR, the only camp in New York State for children with epilepsy and their siblings.