Our DIY Events

Do it Yourself (DIY) Event fundraising allows our Athletes vs. Epilepsy to create and help others to participate in a variety of uniquely created events while raising funds to assist our many programs and services that benefit individuals with epilepsy, their families and their caregivers.

What would you like to do? Where do you, your family members or friends have connections? Whether you're running a marathon, skydiving for the first time, or anything in between, use your next sporting opportunity to raise funds & awareness for a cause you care about. Be thoughtful and creative in deciding the type of event that you would like to host.

Please review the policies and procedures thoroughly before registering.

Registration Form

Here are some events you can create now. Click the event for more information or to register!


AGREEMENT Please register your event by completing the Epilepsy Foundation’s AvE DIY Event Application and Agreement. A staff member will review the agreement, and provide approval for your activity/event. The third-party event is not authorized until you receive an approval. If you are under the age of 18 your parent or guardian must sign the third party application and agreement sheet on your behalf.

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE  The Epilepsy Foundation does not provide staffing for third-party events with respect to registration, collection of funds, distribution of materials, etc.  If you would like to have a representative at your event, we will make our best effort to have a volunteer attend to accept a check and/or to address the attendees. Because of the large number of events staff members are generally unable to attend third-party events.

MATERIALS & RESOURCES The Epilepsy Foundation will provide materials about the Epilepsy Foundation which the organizers can print to be distributed at the event at the organizers’ request.
The Epilepsy Foundation authorizes the Third Party use of its name and logo in communications to the media upon obtaining prior approval from the Epilepsy Foundation

DONATION OF PROCEEDS Organizers of the event donate the net proceeds of the event to the Epilepsy Foundation. Donations may be collected and submitted two ways.

  • Check(s) donations during the event can be made by writing a check directly to the Epilepsy Foundation, with the name of the event on the memo line, then mailed to Epilepsy Foundation, ATTN: AvE DIY, 8301 Professional Place East, Landover, MD 20785. Please send within 10 days of the event with the donation form. EF provides a single acknowledgment for the event proceeds; it does not acknowledge the contributions of individual event participants.
  • Credit or Debit Card through our online fundraising tool. Steps for setting up your fundraising page will be emailed to you after your event has been approved.

 Note that The Epilepsy Foundation does not pay any costs associated with the event.

COST  The Epilepsy Foundation will not cover expenses or assume any legal or financial liability associated with the DIY Event. Organizers of the event cannot use the Epilepsy Foundation’s tax exemption in conjunction with the event.


  • Bake Sale
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Car Wash
  • Movie Night
  • Golf Tournament
  • Restaurant Night
  • Recycling
  • Theme Party
  • Garage Sale
  • Concert
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Awareness Day
  • Silent/Live Auction

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