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 2012, we raised over $200,000 for research through our walk & RACRE series. There are many ways to get involved – be a participant, coordinate a walk, 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.




July 20th 

Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon


September 21st 

Philly Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon


October 12th 

UHC Newport Half Marathon


November 8th   

Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon


November 9th

Michelob Ultra 13.1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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