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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GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results from Phase 3 Cannabidiol Trial

GW Pharmaceuticals has announced positive results from the first of two Phase 3 studies of Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) in the treatment of Dravet syndrome. Median seizure reduction was 39% with Epidiolex versus only 13% with placebo, a scientifically significant finding. In addition, the side-effect profile was acceptable for an anti-epileptic drug and secondary endpoints […]

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Chicago Wolves Wine Tasting

On Tuesday, March 15, the Chicago Wolves will be hosting a wine tasting at Harry Caray’s in Rosemont, IL. Guests will enjoy a variety of wines and appetizers, an auction and raffle, as well as the chance to mingle with Wolves players. Proceeds benefit Chicago Wolves Charities, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Tickets […]

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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 at a FREE four week art therapy program that will meet on a weekly basis beginning June 4, 2016. Participants will work with art therapists and other kids living with epilepsy and use […]

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