REGISTER NOW for the KANSAS CITY SEIZE THE DAY 5K on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. at English Landing Park in Parkville, MO.

There will be lots of family friendly activities such as a foam machine, yard games, cotton candy, snow cones and more!


REGISTER NOW for Wichita Seize the Day 5K on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Sedgwick Park.

We are planning some fun fall activities such as pumpkin painting, a costume contest, and lots more!


If you have questions about any of these events, please contact Christy Polk at .

REGISTER NOW for The Beat the Odds Epilepsy Foundation Gala

The Gala will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023 in Columbia, Missouri.

We are planning a wonderful program with some amazing speakers.  It should be a fun night for all with a casino night planned after the dinner and program.

If you have any questions about the event, please email Christy Polk at and if you have questions about sponsorships, please email: .


The St. Louis Seize the Day 5K was held on August 26, 2023. We want to thank all involved who helped us raise $68,000 with 655 participants and most importantly giving us the opportunity to spend time with those affected by epilepsy.  We so appreciate our Teams and all of the funds they raised including our top three teams:  Team Andrew and Katelyn Johnson ($13,400 raised and 109 members), "Shake It Off" for Lilly ($7,000 raised), and Carsten's Crusaders ($6,300 raised). This event would not be possible without our sponsors: Sunovion, UCB, Anders CPAs, St. Louis Children's Hospital (BJC), Grant Contracting, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, LivaNova, Medtronic, Neurelis, and RankenJordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

The Rolla Seize the Day 5K was held on June 10, 2023. The weather was great and we had a wonderful time supporting those affected by epilepsy.  A HUGE THANK YOU to the Fariole family for organizing the event, to Taylor Fariole for her lemonade stand in honor of her epilepsy warrior brother, Jack, and our SPONSORS:  Aptitude, Jack's Warriors, Southard Trucking, Panera Bread, Phelps County Bank and Uniquely Wired.

The Kansas City Beat the Odds for Epilepsy Gala was held on April 15, 2023 and was a great success and we want to THANK all of those who supported the event and especially our event sponsors:

SUNOVION, Children's Mercy Kansas City, Saint Luke's Hospital, Polsinelli, SK Life Science, Home State Health, Neurelis, The University of Kansas Health System, Molle Automotive Group, MJE, Phrma, UCB, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and VanTrust.

A Huge THANK YOU to All Who Supported our Event:

The St. Louis Beat the Odds Epilepsy Foundation Gala

Held on April 1, 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri.

A special thanks to our wonderful speaker, Michael, and congratulations to Dr. Dan Weber, Outstanding Physician.

We couldn't have done it with our sponsors:  BJC Healthcare, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, LivaNova, Medtronic, Neurelis, SK Life Science, SSM Health, Sunovion, and UCB.

Also, our silent auction sponsors: The Pasta House, The Rep, Dewey's Pizza, St. Louis Cardinals, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Six Flags, Bogart's Smoke House, Forest Park Golf Course,  and The Fabulous Fox.

A Huge THANK YOU to All Who Attended, Donated and Sponsored:

The Beat the Odds Epilepsy Foundation Gala Presented by Oracle in Honor of John Crane

Held on November 11, 2022 in Columbia, Missouri.

A special thanks to our wonderful speakers:  Chanda Gunn and Elizabeth Tummons.

We couldn't have done it with our sponsors:  Oracle, Sunovian, SK Life Science, UCB, Boyce and Bynum, Flat Branch Loans, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Illicit Gardens, LivaNova, MU Health Care, Neurelis and Xeris.  Also, our bar sponsors:  Macadoodles, Nauser Beverage, NK Scheppers and Six-Mile Ordinary.

Finally, we wanted to thank Dr. Komal Ashraf who worked tirelessly to make this event such a success.

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