Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program… for kids!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to bring kids ages 8-12 the opportunity to express themselves through art as part of a four week art therapy program that begins June 7th and meets each Saturday through June 28th. Participants will work with art therapists and other kids with epilepsy in a group setting [...]

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Epilepsy: A New Definition

Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Translation: [...]

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A Day for Zach and Camp Blackhawk: Zach Pfingston Memorial Golf Outing

Join us on June 16 at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, IL for a fun day of golf in support of Camp Blackhawk and in memory of Zach Pfingston. Participants will enjoy 18 holes of scramble format golf with on course games, followed by lunch with an exciting live auction and raffle. The [...]

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Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day

Join us on May 14th when we head on down to Springfield to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates of Illinois will be meeting with our State Representatives to address important issues, such as the upcoming votes on bills that will include epilepsy as a condition for which medical marijuana may [...]

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Peer Alliance presents Casino Night

Casino Night is the annual fundraising event for EFGC Peer Alliance, a recently launched board of the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago. Hosted on April 12th at Prairie Production, the event is a cocktail attire casino themed night featuring Texas holdem, blackjack, and plinko. Guests are treated to an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, [...]

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Camp Blackhawk Registration is Now Open!

Registration for Camp Blackhawk 2014 is now open. For the first time, there will be two separate sessions of Camp Blackhawk, giving twice as many kids the chance to participate in this unforgettable event.  These sessions will take place July 13-18, 2014 and August 3-8, 2014 at Red Leaf Village in Ingleside, IL. Up to [...]

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Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The second annual Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp will be held June 23-25, 2014 at the De La Salle Institute in Chicago from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm daily. This is a free three day basketball camp for kids ages 8-17 years old with epilepsy and their siblings and friends. Participants will learn about [...]

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Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Latest Treatment Options

Join us for a FREE event on April 30th, 2014 in Merrillville, IN where we will be discussing drug resistant epilepsy and new treatments, as well as surgical options. We will also be covering what a seizure is and what “intractable” means. Presenters include Elizabeth Magno, MD, Sanjeev Maniar, MD and Kevin Waldron, MD of [...]

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State Senate Passes SB2636 to Include Treatment for Epilepsy in the Illinois Medical Marijuana Law – Now it’s the House’s Turn!

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the Illinois Senate passed SB2636, an amendment to the Illinois medical marijuana law. This amendment includes epilepsy as one of the conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed, and that pediatric intractable cases of epilepsy be permitted to use cannabis oil in the treatment of childhood seizures.  The amendment [...]

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ParentLink

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine 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 will focus on epilepsy co-morbidities and the benefits of neuropsychological testing. The [...]

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