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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Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The second annual Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Camp will be held June 23-25, 2014 at the De La Salle Institute in Chicago from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm daily. This is a free three day basketball camp for kids ages 8-17 years old with epilepsy and their siblings and friends. Participants will learn about […]

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Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Latest Treatment Options

Join us for a FREE event on April 30th, 2014 in Merrillville, IN where we will be discussing drug resistant epilepsy and new treatments, as well as surgical options. We will also be covering what a seizure is and what “intractable” means. Presenters include Elizabeth Magno, MD, Sanjeev Maniar, MD and Kevin Waldron, MD of […]

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ParentLink

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, 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 epilepsy co-morbidities and the benefits of neuropsychological testing. The […]

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Paws for Epilepsy

As we know, epilepsy effects all kinds, even dogs. So, let’s take some time and “paws” for epilepsy. On Saturday, June 28th, 2014, the Paws for Epilepsy Walk will be taking place at Gouin Park in Franklin Park, IL (parking is available). This is a FREE EVENT, but donations are welcome. Registration opens at 8:30 […]

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2014 EFGC Charity Marathons/Runs

CHICAGO MARATHON INFORMATION The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful to once again be a Contributing Charity of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. With 1.5 million spectators, 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries – this is one of the premier marathons in the world…and it’s right here […]

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THE EFGC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

The deadline to turn in the Jim Davies Scholarship and the Sara Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship applications has passed. We will be announcing the awards’ recipients in June. Thank you for everyone who submitted applications!  

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Heroes Night Gala

Join us for a fabulous evening to celebrate our heroes at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Annual Heroes Night Gala on Friday, February 21st, 2014. This year we will be honoring Susan Axelrod, the Founding Chair of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, with the 2014 Richard N. Rovner Hero Award. The event will […]

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Moving Forward: Advances in Diagnostics and Surgical Options for Epilepsy

If you have reached a plateau with your current epilepsy treatment, or have tried multiple medications with diminishing results, you may be a candidate for new and exciting diagnostic techniques and surgical technologies. Join us on April 10, 2014 for a FREE event hosted by EFGC and NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Neurological Institute to explore new […]

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Epilepsy and Kids / La Epilepsia y los Ninos

Join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the University Illinois Chicago for a FREE educational event for parents of children diagnosed with epilepsy. Topics to be covered include diagnosis and testing, seizure diaries, Diastat administration, treatment, advocacy and more. A light breakfast will be included. Free parking is located at the Wood Street Parking […]

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