Paws for Epilepsy

As we know, epilepsy effects all kinds, even dogs. So, let’s take some time and “paws” for epilepsy. On Saturday, June 28th, 2014, the Paws for Epilepsy Walk will be taking place at Gouin Park in Franklin Park, IL (parking is available). This is a FREE EVENT, but donations are welcome. Registration opens at 8:30 [...]

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2014 EFGC Charity Marathons/Runs

CHICAGO MARATHON INFORMATION The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful to once again be a Contributing Charity of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. With 1.5 million spectators, 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries – this is one of the premier marathons in the world…and it’s right here [...]

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THE EFGC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

There are currently two scholarships, the Jim Davies Scholarship and the Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship being offered to incoming freshmen who are living with epilepsy and pursuing higher education for the 2014/2015 school year. There is also the Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy being offered to incoming freshmen or students who are already [...]

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Heroes Night Gala

Join us for a fabulous evening to celebrate our heroes at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Annual Heroes Night Gala on Friday, February 21st, 2014. This year we will be honoring Susan Axelrod, the Founding Chair of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, with the 2014 Richard N. Rovner Hero Award. The event will [...]

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Moving Forward: Advances in Diagnostics and Surgical Options for Epilepsy

If you have reached a plateau with your current epilepsy treatment, or have tried multiple medications with diminishing results, you may be a candidate for new and exciting diagnostic techniques and surgical technologies. Join us on April 10, 2014 for a FREE event hosted by EFGC and NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Neurological Institute to explore new [...]

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Epilepsy and Kids / La Epilepsia y los Ninos

Join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the University Illinois Chicago for a FREE educational event for parents of children diagnosed with epilepsy. Topics to be covered include diagnosis and testing, seizure diaries, Diastat administration, treatment, advocacy and more. A light breakfast will be included. Free parking is located at the Wood Street Parking [...]

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Early treatment with AED reduces duration of febrile seizures

New research shows that children with febrile status epilepticus (FSE) who receive earlier treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) experience a reduction in the duration of the seizure. The study published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that a standard Emergency Medical Services (EMS) treatment protocol for FSE is needed in [...]

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Dravet Syndrome Foundation’s 1st Biennial Family and Professional Conference

The 1st Biennial Family and Professional Conference will take place June 26-29, 2014 at the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and will bring families together with leading clinicians and researchers to discuss new developments in Dravet Syndrome and associated intractable childhood epilepsies. The event will include over a dozen topics, as well as parent-to-parent roundtables [...]

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2014 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5Ks

This spring, we’ll be hosting three 5K events in Wheaton (April 26), Libertyville (May 3) and Chicago’s Montrose Harbor (May 10). Participants of the Montrose Harbor event will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! The 2014 5K Walk held in Wheaton on April 26th will be at Cantigny Park, known for its scenic walking trails and [...]

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Interpretations Writing Program

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s latest Interpretations Writing Program will start on Saturday, February 1st! This FREE workshop will hold four sessions on February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Interpretations is designed to help those living with epilepsy who are having difficulty openly addressing their condition. It enables participants struggling to vocally express their [...]

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