Epilepsy state funding REINSTATED FOR FY2015

Our funding has been restored! Thank you so much for your support and advocacy these past few weeks. We are so thankful to have such an actively enthusiastic community.   Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article

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Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing

The Epilepsy Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk will be held at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL on Monday, August 24, 2015. The day includes 18 holes of scramble format golf and a box lunch, followed by dinner and a silent auction. Registration opens at 11:00 am and the tournament begins […]

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Living well with Epilepsy / Viviendo Bien con Epilepsia

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and Rush University Medical Center will be hosting a FREE educational event for the hispanic community. It will cover various epilepsy-related topics, which will be presented in Spanish. Topics include Epilepsy and Treatment: How to Work with your Provider and Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy […]

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ParentLink: Parent Support & Referral to Others

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 feature presentations from Sandra Alanis, LCSW from University of Chicago Medicine on Parent […]

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Stardust Yoga Benefit

On Friday, April 17, 2015 from 7:15-8:15 pm, Stardust Yoga will be hosting a yoga benefit class with all proceeds going toward the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (the cost to attend this class is whatever size donation the participants would like to make to EFGC). This is an All Levels Vinyasa class, which means […]

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Managing Students with Seizures: Training for School Nurses

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, EFGC and NorthShore Neurological Institute will host the latest Managing Students with Seizures, a training for school nurses at the NorthShore Evanston Hospital. A continental breakfast and lunch with be provided, as well as free 3.2 Contact Hours. For more information, please contact Tracy Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or […]

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A Powerful Partnership that Led to a National Movement: Our CEO Explains Why Studio E is So Special

I always knew my daughter was special; what dad doesn’t think that? But when she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13, she proved how resilient she really was. Her ability to overcome adversity makes me not only proud as a father, but also committed to helping others who live with epilepsy. Read more…

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2015 Camp Blackhawk Registration Now Open

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION   The 2015 Camp Blackhawk dates are: July 5-10, 2015 August 2-7, 2015 And will be located at Camp Red Leaf (26710 W. Nippersink Rd in Ingleside) 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 […]

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March 26 is Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day – join us and let your voice be heard!

On March 26th we will head on down to Springfield to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. Currently, the proposed Illinois budget will cut all funding for epilepsy programs, and we need to let our State Representatives know how devastating this can be. We will be partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation affiliates of Rockford and […]

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Exercise for Epilepsy Awareness

On Sunday, April 19th, “Exercise for Epilepsy Awareness” will be taking place at the Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield, IL from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. This event is hosted by Debbie Siegel, the founder of Peace of Mind, an organization committed to using the power of education to eliminate the fear and mystery of epilepsy. […]

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