The Athletes vs Epilepsy A Cause for a Swim started in Austin, TX with a father’s desire to raise awareness and funds to help support the mission and goals of the Epilepsy Foundation on behalf of his eldest daughter, Sophia.
1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy (multiple unprovoked seizures) over their lifetime.
Set a goal of swimming at least 26 miles. Or set your own goal — you can swim a few laps each day or each week. Just swim! We’ll help you with fundraising ideas and motivational tips from Athletes vs Epilepsy Ambassador, professional swimmer, and 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier Zach McGinnis.
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is 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.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action. Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to raise awareness, build participation and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation's mission. Athletes vs. Epilepsy will bring awareness in all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family and fans.
For more information visit www.AthletesVsEpilepsy.com