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. More information to follow. […]

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Living well with Epilepsy / Viviendo Bien con Epilepsia

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and Rush University Medical Center will be hosting a FREE educational event for the hispanic community. It will cover various epilepsy-related topics, which will be presented in Spanish. Topics include Epilepsy and Treatment: How to Work with your Provider and Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy […]

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WE NEED YOU: Epilepsy state funding has been eliminated completely

On Friday, April 3, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public heath care grants in an effort to decrease the state’s budget. This included SUSPENDING 100% OF STATE EPILEPSY FUNDING. For the rest of the 2015 fiscal year, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and other Illinois not-for-profit organizations […]

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ParentLink: Parent Support & Referral to Others

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, 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 feature presentations from Sandra Alanis, LCSW from University of Chicago Medicine on Parent […]

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Physicians’ Summit

The Canna Law Group, in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, Americans for Safe Access, and the Marijuana Policy Project, is co-hosting the Illinois Medical Cannabis Physicians’ Summit on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Westin Chicago River North. The summit will educate licensed medical professionals on current medical cannabis research, state and […]

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Camp Blackhawk – August Session

The second session of the 2015 Camp Blackhawk will take place August 2 – 7, 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 Leaf Village’s […]

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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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Stardust Yoga Benefit

On Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:15-8:15 pm, Stardust Yoga will be hosting a yoga benefit class with all proceeds going toward the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (the cost to attend this class is whatever size donation the participants would like to make to EFGC). This is an All Levels Vinyasa class, which means […]

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Managing Students with Seizures: Training for School Nurses

On Saturday, September 17, 2015, EFGC and NorthShore Neurological Institute will host the latest Managing Students with Seizures, a training for school nurses at the NorthShore Evanston Hospital. A continental breakfast and lunch with be provided, as well as free 3.2 Contact Hours. For more information, please contact Tracy Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or […]

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A Powerful Partnership that Led to a National Movement: Our CEO Explains Why Studio E is So Special

I always knew my daughter was special; what dad doesn’t think that? But when she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13, she proved how resilient she really was. Her ability to overcome adversity makes me not only proud as a father, but also committed to helping others who live with epilepsy. Read more…

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