Employment Bootcamp

A new 7 week program Thursdays from May 29 until July 10 2:00pm-4:00pm Workshop objectives:-Build client self-esteem and interpersonal skills with peer activities -Passing an online personality test-Making an application stand out-Personalized interview pitch-Answering difficult questions-Good work habits and attitude-Rights and responsibilities in the workplace PLUS! Special trip To Savers (6/12/14) for a presentation on […]

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Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day

Join us on May 14th when we head on down to Springfield to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates of Illinois will be meeting with our State Representatives to address important issues, such as the upcoming votes on bills that will include epilepsy as a condition for which medical marijuana may […]

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Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing

The Epilepsy Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk will be at a new location this year! On Monday, August 25, 2014 we will be at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL. The day includes 18 holes of scramble format golf and a box lunch, followed by dinner and a silent auction. Registration […]

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2014 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5Ks

This spring, we’ll be hosting three 5K events in Wheaton (April 26), Libertyville (May 3) and Chicago’s Montrose Harbor (May 10). Participants of the Montrose Harbor event will have the option to be officially timed with a Chrono-Timed Chip! The 2014 5K Walk held in Wheaton on April 26th will be at Cantigny Park, known for its scenic walking trails and […]

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Epilepsy: A New Definition

Seizures and epilepsy are not the same. An epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Translation: […]

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A Day for Zach and Camp Blackhawk: Zach Pfingston Memorial Golf Outing

Join us on June 16 at the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge, IL for a fun day of golf in support of Camp Blackhawk and in memory of Zach Pfingston. Participants will enjoy 18 holes of scramble format golf with on course games, followed by lunch with an exciting live auction and raffle. The […]

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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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