‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique

Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy.  The findings, by researchers at […]

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January 2015 Teen Group

The EFGC Teen Group is going bowling on Saturday, January 10, 2015! This is a free event that will include light snacks. We will be at the Habelter Lanes from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Come join us! Please RSVP to Tracy at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or tschultz@epilepsychicago.org by January 5, 2015.

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Beers for Brains – 2nd Annual Fundraiser to Fight Epilepsy

Come on over to the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen  for three hours of open bar and apps to help benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago on Friday, November 21, 2014. Tickets are $40 per person and $10 of each payment will go directly to EFGC. Prizes will also be raffled off at the […]

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Laughs are Good for your Abs: A Comedy/Exercise Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser

Join us to raise awareness in the fight against epilepsy! Guests will be educated on epilepsy, enjoy 45 minutes of laughter with Comedian Damon Williams and be able to experience an optional 40 minute interval style workout led by Caprice and Insanity instructor from LH solutions, Larry Howard!  Tickets are only $30 a person – […]

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5th Annual Family Holiday Party

Please join us for our Fifth Annual Family Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13, 2014! This is a free event for all ages, so be sure to get ready for some good times and holiday cheer. This event includes food, crafts, music, and much more! For more information and to register, please contact Maria Sultemeier […]

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Special Epilepsy Awareness Wolves Game

The Chicago Wolves are taking an active role in Epilepsy Awareness Month by having this special epilepsy awareness game. Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm, the arena will be filled with people wearing purple! For each ticket sold, $4 goes to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and their programs. MAKE SURE YOU USE THIS FLYER […]

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Purple Guy does Chicago

As a part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, Peer Alliance will be traveling through the city to spread epilepsy awareness via photos, social media, and informational materials. Some will be dressed as purple guys, others in everyday clothes. Lunch will be provided. #DareTo to join the fun?  Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:30am-4:30pm  All over downtown Chicago…can […]

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Crystal Lake resident hopes to ‘cap the copay’ on high-price specialty drugs

Lisa Thomas is hoping there is a cure for the cost to cure. Thomas, whose 16-year-old son Ryan has epilepsy that causes seizures, takes less than two months to blow past the family’s annual $3,000 deductible because of the high copay costs for her son’s medication. She said it’s not unusual to hit the $10,000 […]

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Support Epilepsy Awareness Month at Scentsy

You can help raise funds and support to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago by shopping online at mfriedly.scentsy.us throughout November, Epilepsy Awareness Month. From November 1 – 30 2014, the commissions made on all purchased purple items will be donated to help provide programs and services to the epilepsy community. Purple Scentsy Products include: […]

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Blast Off to Independence: Explorations in Epilepsy and Adulthood

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking here  A FREE PROGRAM brought to you by Alexian Brothers, EFGC, and the Northwest Suburban Community Action Board on Saturdays from 10:00am—11:30am.   November 1  |  Adult Transition and Independence Sarah Sadik and NW Suburban CAB Members: Nicole Audens, Diane Nosek and Melissa Read   St. Alexius Medical Center 1555 Barrington Road […]

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