Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program for teens!

We are now enrolling participants in the next Studio E session for teens! The deadline to register is September 30. This FREE program will be located at a community center in Winfield, IL.  The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to bring kids ages 13 -17 the opportunity to express themselves through art as [...]

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Take Charge of Your Epilepsy

Are you searching for additional seizure control? Then it’s time to Take Chargeof Your Epilepsy! Come join us for this FREE event at NorthShore HealthSyestems in Evanston, IL on Thursday, October 10th. An epileptologist will be presenting on various topics, including general information about epilepsy, treatment options, and what you can to to Take Charge. [...]

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Current Standard of Care for Seizure Disorders Dinner Program

Come join us on Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for a dinner program regarding the current standard of care for seizure disorders at Cadence Health’s Danada House in Wheaton, IL. This program is offered free of charge and will be presented by Roy Sucholeiki, MD. Please RSVP by calling 630-933-4234 prior to [...]

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Managing Students with Seizures: Training for School Nurses

The next Managing Student with Seizures: Training for School Nurses will take place on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at NorthShore Evanston Hospital. This is a free event and 3.5 CEUs are available. Topics to be addressed include Concussion Management (signs and symptoms of concussions, supporting a safe return to [...]

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Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace is Now Open!

As of October 1st, Health Insurance Marketplace has begun accepting applications for those who are trying to find the most beneficial insurance plans available to them. The Marketplace simplifies your search by gathering information about all of the insurance plans in your area in one place. No plan can turn you away or charge you [...]

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The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation Scholarship Award

The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation has announced that Mr. John Shearer of Gurnee, Illinois, has been awarded the SARA ELIZABETH STUBBLEFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Persons with Epilepsy.  This $2,000 scholarship award will be paid $1,000 per semester for the 2013-2014 academic year. Mr. Shearer, a 2013 graduate of Warren Township High School, will attend Carthage [...]

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Savers Franklin Park Grand Opening

Savers, one of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago community partners, is opening a new location in Franklin Park, IL on Thursday, August 29th. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 8:45 am and the store will open at 9:00 am. Savers is no ordinary thrift store. As a leader and pioneer in the [...]

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“Super Hero-Super Powers” Teen Group

EFGC is partnering with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble to provide a very special Teen Group event! We will be learning basic theatre arts that will allow you to create a “super hero” character using Epilepsy as your power. You will create a story, write a monologue about how you got your powers, and create a costume. [...]

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Epilepsy Continues to Receive Legislative Support in Illinois: The Danny Stanton SUDEP Act

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Danny Stanton SUDEP Act into law on Monday, August 12th. The law requires medical examiners and coroners to include an inquiry about a history of epilepsy and seizures as part of a standard autopsy, and, if an instance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is determined, to report [...]

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Blackhawk Family Retreat Weekend

The Camp Blackhawk Family Retreat Weekend is fun for the whole family and FREE! This is an opportunity for you to come out to camp to see what the kids experience for a week in the summer. Come enjoy a fun-filled weekend where kids can zipline, rock climb and play in the lake – and [...]

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