One in 26 Challenge seeks to raise awareness about epilepsy

BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. — The Epilepsy advocacy group “Empowering People’s Independence” seeks will hold its annual “One in 26 Challenge” at Abbott Farms in Baldwinsville this Saturday October 1st.

Challenge participants have 26 days, between October 1st and 26th, to walk, run, bike or complete 26 miles with an activity of their choice.

The fundraiser gets its name from the fact that one in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy sometime during their life. While some people are able to manage epilepsy symptoms with medications or surgery, epilepsy has no cure and is still a misunderstood condition which often carries stigma.

In addition to helping raise awareness about Epilepsy, the “One in 26 Challenge” also helps raise funds for Camp EAGR a summer camp that supports epilepsy programs for more than 7,000 children and adults with epilepsy in Central New York and offers the only week-long, sleep-away camp for children with epilepsy in New York State.

This years challenge kicks off on Saturday at Abbott Farms from 8 to 10 am with a one-mile group walk . Registered participants will receive an ALL-DAY PASS to enjoy the Fall fun activities at the farm.