We want our supporters to let their feet do the talking this World Encephalitis Day by signing up to our digital BrainWalk challenge in the run up to February 22, 2018.


BrainWalk will bring people together from around the world whose lives have been devastated by encephalitis.

By downloading the BrainWalk app to your smartphone, you will join a team and record your daily walking activity alongside others across the world.

We believe BrainWalk will get people moving, get people thinking and, crucially, reduce the often overwhelming sense of isolation that can follow an acquired brain injury.

Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the En-cephalitis Society, said:

Our hope is to bring people together whose lives have been affected by encephalitis to work to-wards a common goal of walking around the world to raise awareness finishing on World Encephalitis Day.

We estimate that it takes 52.8 million steps to walk around the globe. In isolation that seems like an impossible figure, but we can and we will do it – especially if you recruit your friends and family to BrainWalk.

How Does It Work

Download the BrainWalk App and it will link to the health software on your smartphone (or Fitbit) and will begin to automatically count your steps. 

You can add to your step count by playing games on the App or by making a donation to the Society. Along the way, handy facts and information about encephalitis will be displayed while users can also cheer on others and share their progress on social media.

App users can also join their country team or set up their own team and battle it out on a global leaderboard.

You will also be able to buy special World Encephalitis Day merchandise and t-shirts on our website so you can recognise other BrainWalkers.

What Can I Do?

We need you to download the BrainWalk App from the App store when it goes live on January 17, 2018. We will be sending out more details after Christmas.

The BrainWalk App will work while you are busy at work, taking your dog for a walk or even enjoying a leisurely stroll to the pub!

Join BrainWalk on 17 January, 2018 - every step takes us towards a world where encephalitis is as rare as it possibly can be, so look out for further details and joining instructions

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