This May, we’ll be hosting three 5K events in Libertyville and Wheaton (May 11), and Chicago’s Montrose Harbor (May 18). Participants of the Montrose Harbor and Libertyville events will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! The 2013 5K Walk held in Wheaton on May 11th will be at a new location -Cantigny Park, known for its scenic walking [...]
Researchers from UC San Francisco have discovered a way to reverse severe forms of epilepsy in mice with stem cells, providing a new sense of hope for patients who suffer from the seizure-inducing disorder. Read more…
This scholarship is given to students living with epilepsy in honor of Jim Davies, an epilepsy advocate and long time friend of the Foundation. Read all about the 2013 Jim Davies Scholarship recipients by clicking here!
Managing Students with Seizures, a program designed to teach school nurses about epilepsy, with take place Thursday, June 6, 2013. The program will include two sessions. The first session will focus on appropriate first aid, current treatment options, side effects, the impact of seizures and behavior, and more. The second session will focus on concussion [...]
Come join us on Tuesday, August 27th, for an exciting day of golf at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, IL. This event helps the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago support its Camp Blackhawk, a week-long retreat for kids and teens living with epilepsy. Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of scramble format golf, followed by [...]
Children born to mothers who took the anti-seizure drug valproate were five times more likely to be born with autism than those whose mothers didn’t take the medication, a Danish study found. Read more…
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is a GuideStar Exchange Member Want to learn more about the GuideStar Exchange? Click here.
EFGC’s Debbie Flader receives the Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award from the national Epilepsy Foundation
Debbie Flader of Hanover Park, IL received the national Epilepsy Foundation’s Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award for her years of tireless service as the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Director of Clinical Outreach. The award was given at the Epilepsy Foundation’s 2013 Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Flader’s passion to advocate for people living with [...]
The next Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program will be taking place in June and is for kids 8 – 12 years old! Participants will work with art therapists in a group setting to create artistic pieces through a variety of activities, and learn from others in an open welcoming environment. The group will [...]
Managing Students with Seizures, a program designed to teach school nurses about epilepsy, with take place Saturday, April 27, 2013. The program will include two sessions. The first session will focus on appropriate first aid, current treatment options, side effects, the impact of seizures and behavior, and more. The second session will focus on concussion [...]