Fundraise for EFGC at Lou Malnati’s in Palatine & Schaumburg on 7/29!

On Wednesday, July 29th, the Lou Malnati’s locations in Schaumburg and Palatine will be donating 20% of their sales to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. This includes dine-in, carry out, and delivery! This offer must be mentioned when placing order and the flyer must printed or shown on a mobile device.  For more information, […]

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Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Progam – for teens!

We are excited to bring teenagers (ages 13-17) living with epilepsy the opportunity to express themselves through art as a part of Studio E, a five-week art therapy program. They will work with art therapists and other people with epilepsy in a group setting to strengthen their artistic voice in a safe, welcoming environment. The […]

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Medical Cannabis and Epilepsy: The Future of Treating Severe Seizure Disorders in a Safe and Natural Way

Please join us for the Medical Cannabis and Epilepsy: The Future of Treating Severe Seizure Disorders in a Safe and Natural Way Seminar on August 12th. The goal is to educate epilepsy patients, their families and the Illinois community about the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids for seizure disorders. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has teamed up […]

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Cannabis Patient Advocacy Coalition Rally – July 30

Join us for a rally Thursday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Center’s outside plaza in Chicago to show Governor Rauner that Illinois supports medical cannabis for patients. Check in will be at 10:00am outside in the plaza between Randolph and Clark.  It’s been nearly two years since the legalization of medical cannabis and NOT […]

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Employment Workshop visits Savers on August 6

The Employment Workshop is heading to the Franklin Park Savers Thrift Store on Thursday, August 6 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Participants will get a store tour and exclusive discounts on interview clothing and professional attire. A brief presentation will be made prior to shopping and there will be personal shopping assistants available to […]

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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 basketball camp for boys and girls with epilepsy, their siblings and friends from July 20 through July 22, 2015. Participants must be between the ages of 8 – 17 years old. Registration for this event […]

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Save people, not numbers: the 2016 Illinois budget

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Rauner had failed to agree to an Illinois budget for the 2016 fiscal year.   As a result, statewide funding for epilepsy ceased, the Epilepsy Resource Center in Springfield closed its doors forever and other Illinois epilepsy organizations, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater […]

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PhRMA and the Epilepsy Foundation report more than 400 medicines in development to treat neurological disorders

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. As highlighted in a new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Epilepsy Foundation, scientists around the globe are collaborating to find new or more […]

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Camp Blackhawk – July Session

The first session of the 2015 Camp Blackhawk will take place July 5 – 10, 2015 at the Red Leaf Village in Ingleside, IL. At Camp Blackhawk, kids ages 6-17 living with epilepsy, get to come together to enjoy the fun and friendships that come with a trip to camp AT NO COST. At Red […]

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Picnic in the Park

Join us on Saturday, August 15th at Chicago’s Douglas Park for our annual Picnic in the Park. This FREE event will include a picnic lunch and will be complete with fun, food, and games! Please RSVP to Maria Sultemeier by August 10th at msultemeier@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

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