Itching to get some fresh air and exercise while contributing to a good cause? Your chance to do so is coming up this week.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is presenting the Stroll for Epilepsy this Thursday August 12th. The stroll happens all across Minnesota, so folks in Rochester, Moorhead, Duluth, and St. Cloud will be joining in solidarity on the same day to raise funds for the foundation.
The Twin Cities Stroll for Epilepsy happens at Minnehaha Park, beginning with registration at 5:30. Teams and individuals will meet at the Pavillion, then the stroll starts at 6:30. The route is approximately two miles. Hot dogs will be available for $2 from 5 to 8pm, and Donna Valentine and Muss from K102’s morning crew will be on hand emceeing the event. Live music will be provided by Jaztronauts from 5 to 9pm.
For those that haven’t registered yet, you still have all day Wednesday and Thursday to raise pledges and every little bit helps. You can register by filling out the online form (scroll to the bottom), or by calling (651) 287-2310.
There will also be raffles, and prizes, including a prize for the most spirited doggie in the Doggie Stroll Spirit Contest, so your beloved pooch is welcome to participate.
Minnehaha Park is located near the intersection of 46th Street/Ford Parkway and 46th Avenue, just a few blocks east of Hiawatha and 46th in Minneapolis. There is limited parking in the Wabun Picnic area parking lot across from the Minnesota Veterans’ Home.
There will be no bottled water available on site in an effort to reduce waste, so bring your own refillable water bottle.
For more information on the Stroll for Epilepsy or to register online, visit efmn.org.