ParentLink: Sibling Issues

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine 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 will focus on Sibling Issues and will be presented by Nilu Rahman, […]

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Peer Alliance presents Casino Night

Casino Night is the annual fundraising event for EFGC Peer Alliance, a recently launched board of the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago. Hosted on April 18th at Floating World Gallery, the event is a cocktail attire casino themed night featuring Texas holdem, blackjack, and plinko. Guests are treated to an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live […]

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Studio E 2015

The Spring 2015 session of Studio E begins March 7. Classes meet from 1:00 – 4:00 pm for eight consecutive Saturdays. This session is offered only to young adults with epilepsy (ages 21-35). Throughout this multi-week program, art therapists and other people with epilepsy work in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a […]

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Employment Workshop: Effective Interviewing

Join us for a new FREE program on Thursday, February 5th specifically targeted at career-minded people with epilepsy. This session will focus on interviewing skills and tips.  Be sure to register with Casey Nunes at 312.939.8622 ext 208 or email cnunes@epilepsychicago.org. One-on-one resume review and employment counseling is also available. Questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

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ParentLink: Children & Depression

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine 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 will focus on Children and Depression and will be presented by Tina Dross, […]

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2014 August Camp Blackhawk Reunion & Blackhawk Family Retreat Reunion

Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves vs. Utica Comets hockey game!  This gathering is meant for August Camp Blackhawk and Blackhawk Family Retreat alumni, as well as for future campers. Included with your ticket will be a pizza party during the first intermission in the Party Room! […]

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2014 July Camp Blackhawk Reunion

Join us on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves vs. Grand Rapids hockey game!  This gathering is meant for July Camp Blackhawk alumni, as well as for future campers. Included with your ticket will be a pizza party during the first intermission in the Party Room! Please […]

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‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique in a study conducted by newly elected EFGC Board Member, Jeffery Loeb, MD

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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