September 12, 2019

Walk to END EPILEPSY Raises $90,000 with 750 Walkers

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York held their Walk to END EPILEPSY on Sunday, September 8 at Saratoga Spa State Park, raising $90,000.  This year brought over 750 walkers and over 60 teams.

The sunny morning began as many gathered at the Columbia Pavilion where the crowd was offered epilepsy awareness information by the foundation and supporting pharmaceuticals followed by nonstop entertainment brought by a bounce house and face painting. The day was emceed by Channel 13’s own Bob Kovachick. Remarks were made by Executive Director Jeannine Garab. Comments were also made by Senator Jim Tedisco and Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh.

The walk began with the Epilepsy Foundations 2019 Winning Kid Madeline and our Presenting Sponsors Fingerpaint’s Director of Philanthropy, Bo Goliber leading the way. Northeastern New York was ready to walk it out! Walkers were welcomed back to the pavilion with smells crafted by Season’s Catering; Lunch is served! The day finished with awarding many well deserving teams and raffle winners.

We thank our major sponsors for this year’s event which include Fingerpaint, Saratoga Hospital, Eisai,, Greenwich Biosciences, CEO, Collins Autism Treatment, Supernus, The UAlbany Foundation, Cantina, Pioneer Bank, News Channel13, Regeneron, The Adirondack Trust Company, CHMS, Joe and Eileen Micheli, Ellis Medicine, B95.5, 88.3 The Saint, and Morgan Stanley. All of the proceeds from the event are used to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s programs and services including educational programs, case management, advocacy, support networks and counseling.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization which offers an array of services to people with epilepsy, their families and the community at large in 22 counties in northeastern New York, including the Capital Region, the North Country, and the Upper Hudson Valley.  To contact our office, please call (518) 456-7501 or visit