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Nicole’s Challenge

8th Annual Walk to Cure Encephalitis

In Memory of Nicole Seiler

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lake Balboa Park, 6300 Balboa Boulevard, Encino, CA

Walk Check-in:   9:45 a.m.
Walk Begins:  10:00 a.m.


Register to Walk

Your Support Matters

Your tax-deductible donation will help fund our mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by encephalitis.

Encephalitis Can Strike Anyone, at Any Age

Nicole was a live wire of a preteen, whose strong-willed and infectious character added a spark of life wherever she went. Active in Girl Scouts, gymnastics and dance, she was beloved by her family, teachers and friends.

Initially diagnosed with a flu-like virus one day, her symptoms rapidly progressed to seizures, and ultimately death, from swelling of her brain. To this day, the cause is unknown. She was only 12 years old.

Each year, her family organizes the Walk in her memory, continuing to fight for a cure and to support the mission of the non-profit advocacy foundation, Encephalitis411.


Your Gifts for Participating

Donations of $25 or More Qualify for Tickets to See "Ellen"

Make a minimum donation of $25 and you’re automatically entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the “ellen degeneres show” in Los Angeles (travel & accommodations not included).

Donations of $75 or More Receive a T-shirt

Make a donation of $75 or more and you’ll receive a t-shirt commemorating The Walk to Cure Encephalitis. You can pick up your t-shirt at the Walk or if you can’t attend, we’ll ship it to you, no charge.

Walk Start

What is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that results in a brain injury. The effects are similar to a stroke, concussion or traumatic brain injury. In most cases, its effects are permanent. What makes it dissimilar to other brain injuries is that there are no predictive factors. Encephalitis can unexpectedly strike anyone, anywhere, at any age, and about 20 percent of cases result in death. Roughly 20,000 Americans suffer from encephalitis annually.

Encephalitis411: What We Do

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those impacted by encephalitis. Few resources exist to provide informative and accurate data for the US, and even fewer organizations exist that are backed by a medical board of directors, like Encephalitis411. That’s what makes us different.  We seek to make a change through research, awareness, an emergency hotline and hosting support groups. Nicole’s family hosts the Walk to Cure Encephalitis,  and their fund-raising activity helps us carry out our mission.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Make checks payable to: Encephalitis411. Mail to: P.O. Box 218464, Nashville, TN 37221