First FDA-Approved Medicine Manufactured Using 3D Printing Technology Now Available

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals today announced that SPRITAM® (levetiracetam) tablets, for oral suspension, is now available as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. SPRITAM is the first prescription drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is manufactured using 3D printing technology. […]

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Camp Blackhawk Registration is Now Open!

Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won’t soon forget – all with NO COST to parents! For one week, these kids, ages 6-17, get to come together and enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a trip to camp, while leaving […]

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GW Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results from Phase 3 Cannabidiol Trial

GW Pharmaceuticals has announced positive results from the first of two Phase 3 studies of Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) in the treatment of Dravet syndrome. Median seizure reduction was 39% with Epidiolex versus only 13% with placebo, a scientifically significant finding. In addition, the side-effect profile was acceptable for an anti-epileptic drug and secondary endpoints […]

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Chicago Wolves Wine Tasting

On Tuesday, March 15, the Chicago Wolves will be hosting a wine tasting at Harry Caray’s in Rosemont, IL. Guests will enjoy a variety of wines and appetizers, an auction and raffle, as well as the chance to mingle with Wolves players. Proceeds benefit Chicago Wolves Charities, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Tickets […]

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The Epilepsy Foundation 2016 Scholarship Awards

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2016/2017 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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THE JIM DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2016/2017 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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Heroes Night Gala

The date has been set for the 2016 Heroes Night Gala! This event will take place on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry and we will be honoring Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the Distinguished Richard N. Rovner Award and Maurice and Tim Loeffel with the Inspirational Commitment Award. The evening […]

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Teen Group – The Enchanted Castle!

The next teen group will be taking place at the Enchanted Castle in Lombard, IL on Saturday, April 30th. Join us for games, karaoke, attractions, and pizza! This is a free event. Please RSVP to Tracy by Friday, April 22nd at tschultz@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 224.

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Music Therapy Program

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to offer a NEW program to adults with epilepsy! Music for the Mind: The Epilepsy Therapy Program provides group music therapy sessions for people living with epilepsy, allowing them to explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group […]

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2016 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

This year, the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K will be held in two locations: Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL on May 7th (fun run/walk) Montrose Harbor in Chicago on May 21st (walk and includes an officially chipped timed run option) Registration for both events opens at 8:00 am with with the 5K starting at 10:00 am.  Rates: Adult […]

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