Dozens lace up shoes in fight against epilepsy

flame of hope 5k

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dozens laced up their shoes in the fight against epilepsy.

The Flame of Hope 5K was held Saturday morning at Fifth Third Field.

The walk is designed to support those living with seizures or epilepsy and raise awareness.

Following the walk, people honored those living with epilepsy and paid tribute to those who have died from the disease.

A portion of the proceeds will be used to send several children with epilepsy to Camp Flame Catcher. The camp is designed to give kids with epilepsy a typical camping experience that their friends enjoy with the added benefit of trained epilepsy specialists. Last year, the event helped send 14 children to camp. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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