Treating Epilepsy with Medical Cannabis

   Come discover the benefits of medical cannabis at this free educational event! Learn how to get registered for the Illinois State Program.  Call 630.359.3213 to RSVP   Saturday, June 11th1pm to 2pm Plainfield Community Center15014 South Des Plaines St. Plainfield, IL 60544  

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Bounce out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, along with the Danny Did Foundation and Mighty Mike, will be hosting a FREE, two-day basketball camp for boys and girls with epilepsy, their siblings and friends from July 19 through July 20, 2016. Participants must be between the ages of 8 – 17 years old.   Online Registration is […]

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Teen Group – Mini Golf and Ice Cream!

The West Suburban Community Action Board (CAB) is hosting the next Teen Group at the Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center in Batavia, IL on Saturday, June 4th from 10am-12pm. Teen Groupers will be playing miniature golf and enjoying ice cream.! There is no cost to attend this event. For more information and to RSVP contact Tracy […]

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ParentLink: The Epilepsy Name Game – How your Doctor uses History, Exam, and Diagnostic Tests to Diagnose Epilepsy

On Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Ann Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session, “The Epilepsy Name Game: How your Doctor uses History, Exam, and Diagnostic Tests to […]

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Teens Speak Up 2016: Hugh O’Donnell

On Friday, April 15, Hugh O’Donnell, a 16 year old living with epilepsy, along with his family and two EFGC case managers,  headed out to Washington DC, to attend Teens Speak Up!, an annual conference held by the national Epilepsy Foundation.  Every year this conference brings together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, […]

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Lurie Study Finds Cannabis-Based Drug Reduces Seizures in Kids

A groundbreaking study partially conducted at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that a marijuana extract greatly reduced severe seizures in some children. Read more…

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Spring Bicycle Clinic – proceeds donated to EFGC

The Arlington Toyota Scion in Palatine, IL will host its first spring community bicycle clinic on May 1st, 2016 with all proceeds donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.  Featured guests: Ryan & Jacqui Giuliano  – 2015 Ironman World Championships – 3rd in AG Presented by: EGO p/b Sammy’s Bikes Racing TeamEGC Power & […]

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Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing

On Monday, August 22, join golfers of all levels for an exciting day of golf at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL. The day includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a cocktail reception, dinner, and silent auction. Golfers recieve a box lunch, as well as door prizes with their registration. All proceeds […]

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First FDA-Approved Medicine Manufactured Using 3D Printing Technology Now Available

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals today announced that SPRITAM® (levetiracetam) tablets, for oral suspension, is now available as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. SPRITAM is the first prescription drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is manufactured using 3D printing technology. […]

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Camp Blackhawk Registration is Now Open!

Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won’t soon forget – all with NO COST to parents! For one week, these kids, ages 6-17, get to come together and enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a trip to camp, while leaving […]

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