On the morning of Saturday, April 20, nine of us headed downtown by the Washington Monument grounds to support the Epilepsy Foundation. The walk officially started at 9 a.m. and we walked about three miles to show our support for the work that the Foundation does in support of people suffering from epilepsy. Even though some of us might sleep in past 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning, as a firm we like to show our support for the local community and our clients. It’s refreshing to be with a firm where the auditors feel the need to support their client’s causes.
Personally, I find it rewarding. Walking or running for a cause is a good way to get people motivated and bring awareness because you get a large number of witnesses. It’s hard to miss 500 people in Epilepsy t-shirts walking the monument grounds with signs, ringing bells or even wearing ballerina costumes. Additionally, it gets people with similar interests outside and socializing. What a great event to meet family members that might be experiencing a similar situation, supportive friends or other people suffering from epilepsy. So, the next time you see a crowd all wearing the same shirt and looking glad to be alive, they might just be making a difference, one walk at a time.