The Purple Shiver

Join us in Independence Grove in Libertyville for the all new Purple Shiver 5k! We’re so excited to be spreading epilepsy awareness during November Awareness Month so come join us! Registration will be available online September 11th.  For more information, please contact Gayle Deja-Schultz at gdeja-schultz@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 209.

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The Sixth Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference

The Sixth Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference will be taking place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 and is a FREE one-day event for individuals with epilepsy and their families regarding the latest issues facing the epilepsy community. For more information, contact Tracy Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or tschultz@epilepsychicago.org.

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Green Gate Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing

Show your support for medical cannabis in Rogers Park Township on Friday, August 21st! There will be a Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing on whether a dispensary will be allowed in that ward. Join us and the Green Gate Compassion Center to let politicians know how important medical cannabis can be for people with epilepsy. […]

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EFGC Awards Five Students with the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago announced the recipients of the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship, an annual award given to individuals with epilepsy who will be incoming freshmen to a college or vocational/technical school and will be a full time-time student for the 2015/2016 academic school year. Recipients include Abraham Bava of Flossmoor, IL, Alex […]

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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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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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