Fundraising Events

The Epilepsy Foundation’s fundraising events are a great way to support people with epilepsy, build community, and have fun! Our annual events include a gala in the spring and five fundraising walks throughout our service region in the fall.

One in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, and one in 26 will develop epilepsy. Every day, communities come together to raise funds to support programs for people with seizures. 

Gala – Friday, May 13, 2022


Save the date for the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota’s Gala for Epilepsy on Friday, May 13, 2022. This year, we invite you to join us in person at ARIA in downtown Minneapolis, MN.

Two people wearing fancy clothes give a speech at a podium during the Epilepsy Foundation gala.

Our reception-style evening invites guests to mingle, participate in games, bid on incredible silent and live auctions, and give to EFMN’s mission-driven fund-a-need.

United in Epilepsy Regional Walks


Join the thousands who will walk across the state in the months of August and September, culminating at the Twin Cities Walk at Allianz Field. In 2022, we are hosting walks in eight cities across Minnesota — Bemidji, Duluth, Fargo/Moorhead, Mankato, Marshall, Rochester, St. Cloud, and the Twin Cities. The walks are the largest fundraising and awareness event in Minnesota to benefit people impacted by epilepsy. More information to come!

DIY Fundraisers


We are grateful for the support of our wonderful and engaged community, many of whom plan and host creative fundraising events throughout the year. We are pleased to offer our support of these events by providing materials and promoting them on our web calendar and social media whenever we can.

A group of people and a baby smile with their arms around each other.
Seven adults outside at Duluth Glensheen Mansion

Ready to get started with your DIY fundraiser? View our DIY fundraising guidelines, and then fill out the information below and a staff member will be in touch.


Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Hunter Haggberg

Hunter's openness about his epilepsy has led to strong support from those around him. This includes his family, but also his classmates who held a fundraiser to support his walk team.

Hunter's Story
Group of 14 people of all ages smiling at Rise Above Seizures Walk

Help out at an event

Many of our fundraising events and other programs rely on the help and support of volunteers. Plus, volunteering is a great way to get involved in the epilepsy community!

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