Employment Workshop visits Savers on August 6

The Employment Workshop is heading to the Franklin Park Savers Thrift Store on Thursday, August 6 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Participants will get a store tour and exclusive discounts on interview clothing and professional attire. A brief presentation will be made prior to shopping and there will be personal shopping assistants available to […]

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Bounce out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, along with the Danny Did Foundation and Mighty Mike, will be hosting a FREE basketball camp for boys and girls with epilepsy, their siblings and friends from July 20 through July 22, 2015. Participants must be between the ages of 8 – 17 years old. Registration for this event […]

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Save people, not numbers: the 2016 Illinois budget

As of Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Rauner had failed to agree to an Illinois budget for the 2016 fiscal year.   As a result, statewide funding for epilepsy ceased, the Epilepsy Resource Center in Springfield closed its doors forever and other Illinois epilepsy organizations, including the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater […]

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PhRMA and the Epilepsy Foundation report more than 400 medicines in development to treat neurological disorders

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. As highlighted in a new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Epilepsy Foundation, scientists around the globe are collaborating to find new or more […]

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Camp Blackhawk – July Session

The first session of the 2015 Camp Blackhawk will take place July 5 – 10, 2015 at the Red Leaf Village in Ingleside, IL. At Camp Blackhawk, kids ages 6-17 living with epilepsy, get to come together to enjoy the fun and friendships that come with a trip to camp AT NO COST. At Red […]

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Picnic in the Park

Join us on Saturday, August 15th at Chicago’s Douglas Park for our annual Picnic in the Park. This FREE event will include a picnic lunch and will be complete with fun, food, and games! Please RSVP to Maria Sultemeier by August 10th at msultemeier@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

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Eisai Announces FDA Approval of New Indication for Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic (PGTC) Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy Age 12 and Older

Eisai Inc. announced on June 22nd, 2015, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FYCOMPA® (perampanel) CIII for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures in patients age 12 and older. FYCOMPA, the first and only FDA-approved non-competitive AMPA receptor antagonist, was initially approved in October 2012 as […]

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Patients’ Summit

Join us on Saturday, June 6th as we partner with Americans for Safe Access – Illinois to present the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit. This summit will provide education to Illinois residents regarding medical cannabis and its benefits, medicating with cannabis and how to participate in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Additional information to help Veterans […]

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit set for June 6th

Join us on Saturday, June 6th as we partner with Americans for Safe Access – Illinois to present the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit. This summit will provide education to Illinois residents regarding medical cannabis and its benefits, medicating with cannabis and how to participate in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Additional information to […]

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Art Van Charity Challenge

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!    From Monday, May 18, 2015 – Monday, June 22, 2015     HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES: Make an online donation between May 18th and June 22nd to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in the Art Van Charity Challenge and help us fundraise […]

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