Margaret Halverson

Margaret Halverson's Fundraiser

I am running to Protect Kids with Epilepsy image

I am running to Protect Kids with Epilepsy

Please support my first marathon with the Danny Did Foundation


$905 towards $1,750

I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be running the 2024 Chicago Marathon with the Danny Did Foundation on October 13th! I have been a runner for almost my entire life, and am eager to complete my first marathon in my home city. With the help of my friends and family, I have been raising money for the charity, and need your help to reach my fundraising goal. As a member of the Danny Did 2024 team, I hope to spread awareness on epilepsy and the importance of education regarding this life threatening disorder. Any donation helps, and thanks so much for your generosity and support!!


About Danny Did Foundation

Founded by Chicago parents Mike and Mariann Stanton in 2010 after the sudden death of their four-year-old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation’s primary mission is to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The Foundation advances public awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), strives to improve communication about SUDEP between medical professionals and families affected by seizures, and advocates for the mainstream acceptance and use of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths.

Epilepsy affects 3.4 million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. But what few people understand, including many people with epilepsy, is that seizures can be fatal. More people die as a result of seizures than from fires and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) combined. In addition to deaths caused by drowning, other accidents, and status epilepticus (prolonged seizures), thousands of deaths occur annually from SUDEP, a fact that is little known and too rarely addressed by medical professionals and in public discussions of epilepsy. Danny Did Foundation takes its name from the last line of Danny Stanton’s obituary, written by his dad: “Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.” We celebrate Danny’s spirit in every child and family we reach.