Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

How do I get involved? There are multiple ways to be involved with the walk! 

  • Participate as a Team Captain, Team Member, or Individual Walker.
  • Fundraise toward your team or individual goals to raise money for EFMN.
  • Donate to support a team, an individual, or to the event.
  • Raise awareness in your community by sharing the event with friends, neighbors, and organizations you are involved with. 

Do I need to have epilepsy or seizures to participate in the walk? No! Everyone is invited to walk, no matter your relationship to epilepsy!

Can a business, clinic, or nonprofit exhibit at the Walks? Yes! Each location has sponsorship opportunities that come with the ability to have a table at the Walk. Contact walk@efmn.org for information.

How can I get a United In Epilepsy Regional Walks t-shirt? New participants will receive a free t-shirt at the walk they participate in, free of charge, near the check-in and registration tables. Those who participated in the 2023 walks are encouraged to wear their t-shirt from last year, as this year’s shirt will be the same color and design. We also welcome teams to wear their own custom shirts!


Do I have to register to participate? Yes – all participants must register and sign the waiver. The process is simple, and only takes a few minutes.

Do children need to register? Yes! All participants must register and sign the waiver. Please register all members of your family at one time. You will be prompted to add additional registrants after you enter your own information.

Is there a registration fee? No, there is not a registration fee for the walk. However, we encourage our participants to commit to fundraising for the event.

How do I register?

Step 1: Click “Register” on the home page

Step 2: Sign up as a new participant, or log in if you are a returning participant.

Step 3: Choose the walk location you’d like to participate in.

Step 4: Complete the rest of the registration form!

Please note: while you are registering, you will be asked to Join an Existing Team, Start a New Team, or Register as an Individual. 

When joining an existing team, you first need to search for the team name. Once you find the team, click on Join Team. Please note, the team needs to already be created or re-activated from last year in order for it to be found when searching. If it isn’t showing up, you can always add yourself to the team later. To do this, hover over your name in the top right corner of the home page and click “Manage my page.” From there, you’ll select “Join a team” from the options on the left side of the page.

When starting a new team, type in your team’s name and click on Start Team. If the name is already taken, an error message will pop up on your screen. Please select a new team name and click on Start Team. When starting a new team, type in your team’s name and click on it.

When registering as an individual, click on Register as an Individual. You can always join or create a team after you complete your registration. To do this, hover over your name in the top right corner of the home page and click “Manage my page.” From there, you’ll select “Join a team” from the options on the left side of the page.

Can I re-activate my page from last year? If you participated in the 2023 United In Epilepsy Regional Walks and you log in using the same account information from last year, your team and individual page info will automatically be copied from last year’s event. If you did not participate in 2023, but you did in previous years, you will need to start a new page.


Do I have to fundraise? The United In Epilepsy Regional Walks are the largest awareness and fundraising event for the epilepsy community in Minnesota. While fundraising is optional, we encourage everyone to set and work toward a fundraising goal. Every dollar raised provides resources and support that enable people with epilepsy to manage their seizures and lead safe, connected, and empowered lives.

How do I start fundraising? The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you’re participating. You can share your story on your personal fundraising page by logging in to your Fundraising Dashboard and select “Manage my page” from the dropdown menu. Once your page is updated, share it with friends, family, and coworkers via email, social networking, and word of mouth. 

Do you have tools to help me fundraise? Absolutely! Check out our online fundraising resources at efmn.org/walk and watch for emails from EFMN this summer to help you with fundraising ideas.

What happens to the money raised at the Regional Walks? Donations are used to support the programs and services of the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, including Seizure Smart Trainings, Connect Groups, and Camp Programs within our local communities across Minnesota and the Fargo-Moorhead area.

How do I enter in a cash or check donation or employer’s match? You can add offline donations on the Manage my page option under My Page. 

  • Step 1: Click on the Fundraising tab on the left-hand navigation bar.
  • Step 2: Click on the Enter Cash/Checks tab. 
  • Step 3: Click on Enter A Cash or Check Donation button.
  • Step 4: Fill out the New Cash/Check Gift form.

Note: For an employer match, list the Donor Name as “[Company Name] Match.”

How come I see an option to Pay for Cash Donation Collected button? To make collecting cash donations easy and before the walks, you are able to pay for cash donations using your own credit card. This way, you will be able to keep the cash. 

Can I give you cash on the Walk day instead of paying with my credit card? Yes! If you choose to bring the cash with you on the Walk day, you can skip the Pay for Cash Donation Collected button.

What if my company is matching my donation and other colleagues’ donations? Will the donations show up together? If you and your colleagues list the same Donor Name when recording your employer’s match using the New Cash/Check Gift form, those donations will be grouped together. Communicate with your colleagues to make sure you are all using the same name (we recommend “[Company Name] Match”).

Can I set up a fundraiser on Facebook? Yes! After you register, you will see “Create a Facebook Fundraiser” on the left-hand menu. Name your fundraiser, enter in a description, set a goal, and then follow the steps to connect your Facebook account to your Walk page.

Other questions? Contact us at walk@efmn.org.

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota appoints Jenna Carter as new Executive Director.