THE EFGC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2015/2016 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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Naperville Marathon

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful to be a part of the 2015 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon Charity Program. This event will take place November 8, 2015 in Naperville Illinois and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race! Charity registration week runs from Monday, February 16 at 8:00 AM to Sunday, February 22 […]

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Brews & Bites Fundraiser

The Chicago Wolves will be hosting their Brews & Bites Fundraiser at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont. This evening will include a variety of beer to sample along with delicious food that’s carefully selected to complement each beer. Fans will have the chance to bid on exciting auction items, win raffle prizes and socialize with Wolves […]

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Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day

Join us on THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH when we head down to Springfield, IL to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. Together with our fellow Epilepsy Foundation affiliates from Southern Illinois and Rockford, we will be meeting with our State Representatives and Senators to urge our legislators to allocate funding for programs and services for people with epilepsy. […]

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Rauner announces who can grow and sell marijuana in Illinois

The marijuana seeds can soon be planted. In a move that surprised advocates of the medical marijuana program, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Monday announced it would issue most of the coveted licenses to grow and sell the medical product. Read more…

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Interpretations Writing Program

The next Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s latest Interpretations Writing Program will start on Saturday, February 28th! This FREE workshop will hold four sessions on February 28th, March 7th, 14th, and 21st. Interpretations is designed to help those living with epilepsy who are having difficulty openly addressing their condition. It enables participants struggling to vocally […]

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2015 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5Ks

This spring, we’ll be hosting two 5K events in Wheaton (April 25), and Chicago’s Montrose Harbor (May 9). Participants of the Montrose Harbor event will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! The 2015 5K Walk held in Wheaton on April 25th will be at Cantigny Park, known for its scenic walking trails and beautiful foliage.  On […]

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Caregiver/Community Workshop About Epilepsy

Beverly/Morgan Park parents of children with epilepsy know how important it is to recognize seizures and to be prepared when a seizure occurs. They will be hosting a free event to help other parents better understand the issues they may face. They are inviting parents, caregivers, friends, family and community members to this community workshop […]

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Families with sick kids worry about delay in medical pot licenses

Carolyn and Mike Burkhead of downstate Maryville do not know what they are going to do. Their 3-year-old daughter Mira has a form of epilepsy that subjects her to severe, debilitating seizures. Her parents have tried nine different medications to treat Mira’s illness, but so far none have worked. The Burkheads’ last hope is cannabidiol, […]

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ParentLink: Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs

On Saturday, April 11, 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 Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs and be presented […]

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