“Tee Off” to Help Send Kids to Camp at Annual EFGC Golf Outing

On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will host its 11th annual “Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk” golf outing at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, IL. The golf outing will benefit Camp Blackhawk, the Foundation’s week-long summer camp for kids and teens with epilepsy. This year, the camp hosted 60 [...]

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Changes to Illinois’ Medicaid Program Present Challenges for Individuals with Epilepsy

Big changes are taking place for Illinois Medicaid recipients, and, like most changes, they can be confusing and frustrating. And for Medicaid recipients with epilepsy, the changes are also a cause for serious concern. At the end of this past May, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced its new Integrated Care [...]

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Operation Epilepsy: A Free Educational Program for Veterans

Up to 50% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are at risk of developing epilepsy. On Thursday, September 8, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will present a free educational program focusing on the latest issues surrounding epilepsy which specifically impact veterans and their loved ones. [...]

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Operation Epilepsy: A Free Educational Program for Veterans

Up to 50% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are at risk of developing epilepsy. On Thursday, September 8, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will present a free educational program focusing on the latest issues surrounding epilepsy which specifically impact veterans and their loved ones [...]

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Take Action — Prevent Medicaid Cuts!

Medicaid is important to the epilepsy community—but its future is under attack. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago urges you to join advocates nationwide for Medicaid call-in days on Tuesday, June 14, Wednesday, June 15, and Thursday, June 16. Across the nation, advocates will urge members of Congress to preserve the Medicaid program. You can join this effort and [...]

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Increase the Power of Your Donation Through a Matching Gift

This year’s Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K was a huge success! However, we are falling just a few dollars short of our goal. Therefore we are asking for anyone that donated to the event or has yet to donate it’s not too late—and it’s also not to late to get your employer on board for a [...]

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Epilepsy Awareness Resolution Introduced in U.S. House

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful for the bi-partisan leadership and support of Representatives Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Dan Benishek (R-MI) for introducing epilepsy awareness resolution, H.Res. 298.  This resolution shows congressional support for coordinated epilepsy awareness programs. The Foundation has drafted a bill, the RAISE Act (Raising Awareness and Insight [...]

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Teen Group Outing – Lincoln Park Zoo

Hey, teens! You’re invited to join the EFGC Teen Group on Saturday, June 18, for our next outing…to Lincoln Park Zoo! Green alligators, long-necked geese, humpty-backed camels and chimpanzees…they’ll all be there. We’ll meet up at the main gate on Cannon Drive at 10:00 am sharp and go in together. Parking is available for $17, and [...]

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11th Annual EFGC Golf Outing

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s eleventh annual Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday, August 30, at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont. The cost per golfer is $250, which includes 18 holes of scramble format golf with cart, lunch, post-outing cocktails, and dinner. Tee-off is at 1:30 pm, with registration and lunch starting [...]

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Night Out with the Chicago Sky

Join EFGC and the Chicago Sky for a night of world-class WNBA basketball and family fun on June 25, when the Sky take on the Phoenix Mercury. A portion of the proceeds from your $15 or $30 ticket purchase will be donated back to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. To order tickets, contact Lindsay [...]

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