November 17, 2018
Thank you ETT Team!
Thank you to all our ETT Athletes vs. Epilepsy team members who participated in the 2018 El Tour de Tucson! Team members have raised over $10,000 thus far for the Epilepsy Foundation and much needed awareness! El Tour is Arizona’s largest and longest running bicycling event. In its 36th year, the event hosts over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Athletes vs Epilepsy cyclists were able to choose their preferred distance and concluded the event with friends and family at the El Tour Downtown Fiesta! Choose Your Distance!
Each Athlete vs Epilepsy El Tour de Tucson cyclist received:
- Entry paid for by the Epilepsy Foundation’s Athletes vs Epilepsy**
- Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online Fundraising Page to tell their story.
- An Athletes vs Epilepsy Performance t-shirt – Indoor Cyclist; or Bike Jersey for Main Event and Fun Ride athletes*
- Fundraising tips and resources
- Invitation to the race weekend activities!
Team members committed to fundraising the minimum requirement for their registered event by December 17, 2018: $600 Main Event; $400 for the Fun Ride; or $200 for the Indoor Ride. You can help our cyclists to continue to exceed their goals by making a donation!
Your efforts to raise funds and awareness will help the Epilepsy Foundation continue to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans. The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.
YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative. Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.
**$20 from every application fee (except for Indoor El Tour) will go to the Easter Seals Blake Foundation, the Primary Beneficiary for El Tour De Tucson.
*Athletes must reach their minimum fundraising requirement in order to receive an Athletes vs Epilepsy performance t-shirt or bike jersey.
Are you interested in participating as an Athlete vs Epilepsy? Check out the variety of Signature events we host, select an event in your area and register as a Choose Your Own participant, or create your own event using our DIY toolkit! Your efforts will help raise funds to help stop seizures, and find a cures,and raise awareness in support of the 3.4 million people in the United States who have epilepsy.