U.S. Department of Defense Allocates $7.5 million to Epilepsy Research

On July 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it will allocate $7.5 million to epilepsy research due to the alarming increase of people diagnosed with epilepsy because of Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. This initiative was led by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Susan […]

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2014 Camp Blackhawk

This summer, there will be two sessions of Camp Blackhawk! Giving twice as many kids the chance to enjoy this amazing experience… The 2014 Camp Blackhawk dates are: July 13-18, 2014 August 3-8, 2014 Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won’t soon forget. For […]

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Cruise Night

Join us Friday evening for an evening of celebration of the progress of Henry Ford’s creations. Food, music, entertainment and more will also be present. See you in St Charles!

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5th Annual Seize the Stage

On Wednesday, July 30th, the 5th Annual Seize the Stage, a musical revue benefit, will be taking place at the Wilmette Community Recreation Center. Sammi Gassel, a member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Peer Alliance, organizes this production every year to support the Foundation. A minimum donation of $10 is required. For more […]

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2014 Blackhawk Family Retreat Weekend

The Camp Blackhawk Family Retreat Weekend is fun for the whole family and FREE! This is an opportunity for you to come out to camp to see what the kids experience for a week in the summer. Come enjoy a fun-filled weekend where kids can zipline, rock climb and play in the lake – and […]

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2014 Scholarship Winners

The 2014 recipients of the Jim Davies Scholarship were announced at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s June Board of Directors Meeting. This scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to individuals with epilepsy who will be incoming freshmen to a college or vocational/technical school and will be a full-time student for the 2014/2015 […]

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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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Neurosurgeons implant new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures

On June 18, neurosurgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham implanted a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy. It marked the first time in the Southeast the RNS system by NeuroPace had been implanted since the device gained FDA approval in November 2013. The first patient was […]

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Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy Conference in Minneapolis, MN

A four day conference, Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME), will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN from June 19 – 22 that will predominantly focus on issues surrounding Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Clinical, basic science and patient/family attendees will come together to understand and support each other. Topics […]

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Interview Preparation with Savers

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is planning a special visit to the Downers Grove Savers Store! We will meet at 17 N. State on Thursday, June 12, at 10:00am and provide transportation to the Downers Grove Savers Store. We will return to 17 N. State around 2:00pm that afternoon. Free lunch will be provided. […]

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