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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Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program… for kids!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and Lundbeck are excited to bring kids ages 8-12 the opportunity to express themselves through art as part of a four week art therapy program that begins June 7th and meets each Saturday through June 28th. Participants will work with art therapists and other kids with epilepsy in a [...]

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Employment Bootcamp

A new 7 week program Thursdays from May 29 until July 10 2:00pm-4:00pm Workshop objectives:-Build client self-esteem and interpersonal skills with peer activities -Passing an online personality test-Making an application stand out-Personalized interview pitch-Answering difficult questions-Good work habits and attitude-Rights and responsibilities in the workplace PLUS! Special trip To Savers (6/12/14) for a presentation on [...]

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Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day

Join us on May 14th when we head on down to Springfield to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates of Illinois will be meeting with our State Representatives to address important issues, such as the upcoming votes on bills that will include epilepsy as a condition for which medical marijuana may [...]

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The Illinois House Passes the Amendment on the Medical Marijuana Law!

The Illinois House passed SB 2636, the medical marijuana law adding epilepsy as a debilitating medical condition,  by a vote of 98-18 on May 21, 2014. This amendment includes epilepsy as one of the conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed, and that pediatric intractable cases of epilepsy may be permitted to use cannabis [...]

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Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing

The Epilepsy Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk will be at a new location this year! On Monday, August 25, 2014 we will be at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL. The day includes 18 holes of scramble format golf and a box lunch, followed by dinner and a silent auction. Registration [...]

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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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Epilepsy: A New Definition

Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Translation: [...]

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A Day for Zach and Camp Blackhawk: Zach Pfingston Memorial Golf Outing

Join us on June 16 at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, IL for a fun day of golf in support of Camp Blackhawk and in memory of Zach Pfingston. Participants will enjoy 18 holes of scramble format golf with on course games, followed by lunch with an exciting live auction and raffle. The [...]

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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 12th at Prairie Production, 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 DJ, [...]

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