1st Annual March on Epilepsy – NJ

Pictures from the 1st Annual March on Epilepsy

Join the Bandana Brigade in the March on Epilepsy!

Details:

  • November 1st at Bucks Mill Recreation Area, Colts Neck, NJ.
  • Officially timed 5K starts at 9 AM sharp. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners in each age category.
  • The 5K will be followed by a 1 mile fun run/walk which begins at 10 AM.
  • The 1 mile event will be followed by kid-friendly entertainment – details to be announced.

Register by October 1st before registration costs go up and to be guaranteed a free T-shirt!

If you are unable to make the event, you can sign up as a virtual walker and still have your friends and family sponsor you.  You can also sign your dogs up to be part of “Ollie’s Cause” to raise awareness for the need for service dogs! Register Here

For more information, please contact Susan Ring at saring62@aol.com.

If you are interested in being a corporate or family sponsor for this event, please check out the Sponsorship Opportunities.

A portion of the funds raised at this event will directly benefit the Frost Family of NC. The Patrick Ring Foundation will match each dollar raised by the runners/walkers of this event up to $3000 (for a total of $6000).

Sweet Mia, who turned 7 years old this month, was able to get a Seizure Assistance dog, named Epic, in late 2013 after her family raised enough money to cover the $22,000 cost for the service dog in conjunction with 4 Paws 4 Ability!

Having Epic in her life has been incredible – he goes to school with her, is trained to alert her family of a seizure, and is one of Mia’s best friends. The county in which the Frost family lives does not allow their employees to be the handler of a service dog so Mia’s parents have to provide a handler for Epic themselves. They have someone who volunteers part time to help and then they pay someone for the other time. It is very costly – to pay a full-time handler can cost $1400 per month! The family is trying to figure out how to afford the handler so that Epic can continue to go to school with Mia. This is key to continuing to help keep Mia safe and for her to always have a loyal companion by her side.
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For more information about Mia and her story, please visit: 4 Paws 4 Mia Blog

For more information about seizure assistance dogs for children, please visit:http://4pawsforability.org/seizure-assistance-dog/

 

March Flyer Sept 19 2014