“Awakening the Senses” Epilepsy Art Exhibit

Experience the work of Natalia Piegat in her first gallery exhibit “Awakening the Senses,” on Saturday March 7th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Natalia’s paintings represent her personal struggle with Epilepsy through the use of color and contrast. Explore her collection of oil, pastel and acrylic work, evoking the energy that we all bottle up inside. Her exhibit will […]

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The 2015 Heroes Night Gala shows everyone a great time and raises much needed funding for EFGC’s programs and services

The Epilepsy Foundation’s annual Heroes Night Gala took place at the Field Museum on Friday, February 20, 2015. United States Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth was honored with the Distinguished Richard N. Rovner Heroes Award for her unwavering commitment to people with disabilities. Nicole Gross and Margaret Storey were honored with the Heroes Award for Inspirational Commitment […]

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The 2015 Heroes Night Gala

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, United States Congresswoman, will be honored as the recipient of the Richard N. Rovner Hero Award for her outstanding commitment to people living with disabilities at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s annual Heroes Night Gala on February 20, 2015. In 2004, Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter […]

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The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, US Congresswoman, to be honored at annual Heroes Night Gala

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, United States Congresswoman, will be honored as the recipient of the Richard N. Rovner Hero Award for her outstanding commitment to people living with disabilities at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s annual Heroes Night Gala on February 20, 2015. In 2004, Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a Blackhawk helicopter […]

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THE EFGC SCHOLARSHIPS

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2015/2016 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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Naperville Marathon

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful to be a part of the 2015 Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon Charity Program. This event will take place November 8, 2015 in Naperville Illinois and is a Boston Marathon qualifying race! Charity registration week runs from Monday, February 16 at 8:00 AM to Sunday, February 22 […]

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Brews & Bites Fundraiser

The Chicago Wolves will be hosting their Brews & Bites Fundraiser at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont. This evening will include a variety of beer to sample along with delicious food that’s carefully selected to complement each beer. Fans will have the chance to bid on exciting auction items, win raffle prizes and socialize with Wolves […]

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Illinois Epilepsy Advocacy Day

Join us on THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH when we head down to Springfield, IL to advocate for people impacted by epilepsy. Together with our fellow Epilepsy Foundation affiliates from Southern Illinois and Rockford, we will be meeting with our State Representatives and Senators to urge our legislators to allocate funding for programs and services for people with epilepsy. […]

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Rauner announces who can grow and sell marijuana in Illinois

The marijuana seeds can soon be planted. In a move that surprised advocates of the medical marijuana program, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Monday announced it would issue most of the coveted licenses to grow and sell the medical product. Read more…

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Interpretations Writing Program

The next Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s latest Interpretations Writing Program will start on Saturday, February 28th! This FREE workshop will hold four sessions on February 28th, March 7th, 14th, and 21st. Interpretations is designed to help those living with epilepsy who are having difficulty openly addressing their condition. It enables participants struggling to vocally […]

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