2nd Annual “Day for Zach” Golf Outing

On Monday, June 27, the family of Zach Pfingston will be hosting a golf outing at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge. All net proceeds from the event will be used in support of Camp Blackhawk, in memory of Zach, an avid Camp Blackhawk participant. The cost is $125 per person, which includes golf [...]

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Epilepsy 5K Passes $200,000 Mark…and Keeps Growing

Check out photos from both of this year's 5K events!

Walkers, runners, and supporters of all ages have raised over $200,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago through the Foundation’s 11th annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K, which took place on Saturday, May 21 at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor. In addition to the May 21 event, a separate 5K event was held the previous weekend, on [...]

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Drug Shortage Alert: Pfizer Announces DILANTIN® 30 mg Shortage

The Epilepsy Foundation has learned that Pfizer is contacting health care professionals, including pharmacists, about a shortage of DILANTIN 30 mg. According to Pfizer, this product shortage is due to a manufacturing issue and not the result of any performance or safety concerns. The company expects DILANTIN 30 mg to be available to patients by June [...]

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Television Star Greg Grunberg Teams Up With Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

IMPORTANT NOTE (5/19/11): Due to illness, Greg Grunberg’s appearance at the 11th Annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K has been cancelled. *  *  * Greg Grunberg, star of TV shows such as “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Heroes,” and the upcoming NBC Thursday night comedy, “Love Bites”—and co-creator of the popular free national coupon, offer, and announcement application Yowza!!—is [...]

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Second Chicago-Area Savers Thrift Store Opens in Naperville

Savers thrift store, an international chain with 270 locations across the U.S., Canada and Australia, will open its second store in the greater Chicago area in Naperville, Illinois next week. The new store comes just a month after the first Illinois location opened in Downers Grove, and offers great deals on thousands of unique items [...]

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Yowza!! Greg Grunberg Coming to Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

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IMPORTANT NOTE (5/19/11): Due to illness, Greg Grunberg’s appearance at the 11th Annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K has been cancelled. *  *  * Actor, musician, and epilepsy advocate Greg Grunberg will be coming to Chicago to take part in the 11th Annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K. The event takes place on Saturday, May 21 at [...]

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Seizure Smart Diet

Seizure Smart Diet

How can your food choices impact your epilepsy? Find out at “Seizure Smart Diet: Discovering the Right Foods for a Healthy Lifestyle,” a free educational program on Saturday, June 4. “Seizure Smart Diet” will include presentations by medical professionals and nutritionists that will cover issues such as how the Modified Atkins Diet and other lifestyle [...]

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Join us for the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

The 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

The 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K is under way! More than 700 friends and supporters took part in our Walk/Fun Run on May 14th in Wheaton, and the Montrose Harbor Walk/Run in Chicago is taking place this morning! This is our first year at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor and we couldn’t be more excited. Along with the change [...]

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