DSF Steps Toward A Cure – RACRE Series Half-Marathons

The DSF Steps Toward A Cure RACRE (Research And Cure Refractory Epilepsy) Series was initiated in 2009 in honor of Charlotte Keating who has Dravet syndrome. Charlotte’s parents, John and Dana Keating, created RACRE as a way to help push science forward so that eventually we can eliminate challenging diseases like Dravet syndrome. RACRE brings together groups of dedicated individuals who compete and raise money for research and increased awareness of Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies.


In 2014, we raised almost $250,000 for research through our walk & RACRE series. There are many ways to get involved – be a participant, coordinate an event, volunteer, or become a sponsor. DSF supports your fundraising efforts with the tools listed at the bottom of the page. Your local event coordinator, as well as Mary Anneare available at any time to help you.


You can also run as DSF Team Member at any Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon as an everdayhero! Learn more here


2015 RACRE Half-Marathon Locations & Dates


To be announced


Event Toolkit

RACRE Coordinator Handbook

DSF Fundraising Guide

Volunteer Log

Coordinator Expense Report

Offline Pledge Form


Customizable Forms  

*For customization, contact Mary Anne  

Fundraising Letter Example 

Flyer Example

Donation Card Example

Postcard Example