The #Dare to Defeat Epilepsy Walk will take place on June 23, at Noble Park. Registration begins at 9 am, and the walk begins at 10 am. The cost is $25 per walker and includes a breakfast item, lunch item, t-shirt and door prize ticket.

Your involvement will help Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana (EFKY) provide much needed hope and support to the over 153,000 children, adults, and veterans living with epilepsy and their loved ones in Kentucky and southern Indiana.


This is the 5th year Paducah has hosted a walk. The #Dare to Defeat Epilepsy Walk is a 5k and is designed to promote epilepsy awareness in the community. It will also raise much needed funds  that the foundation can continue its mission.


This year the organizers have set a goal is $153,000 - that is only $1 for each of the 153,000 men, women, and children, EFKY has the honor of serving, living with epilepsy and seizures in Kentucky and southern Indiana. All funds raised directly benefit the EFKY’s vital education, outreach, advocacy, and direct client services.

Get Involved!

iSupportSimply visit and register to participate. There you can pre-register as a walker or virtual walker to reserve your shirt size. Start a team, join a team, or make a donation. Create your team name to honor, or in memory of, a loved one with epilepsy. Your involvement will have a real impact working together to defeat epilepsy. Each walker & virtual walker is required to raise or donate a minimum of $25 to participate. 

Funds raised will be collected at registration on walk day. Walkers raising funds online will have their donations added to any monies turned in on walk day for a grand total. Virtual walkers should turn in donations raised before walk day to receive prize(s) earned. All sites are handicap accessible. 

Prizes will be awarded to individuals who raise funds. Earn one of these great prizes based on the total pledges collected. Prizes are not cumulative except for the t-shirt. For more information or help with registration, call Gary Zortman at 502.907.1537 or 866.275.1078 ext. 12 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



The EFKY is a non-profit organization operation in Louisville serving the entire state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. They are an independent affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation. They provide help, hope and support to individuals living with and affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. Their mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.