ParentLink: Children & Depression

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, 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 Children and Depression and will be presented by Tina Dross, […]

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2014 August Camp Blackhawk Reunion & Blackhawk Family Retreat Reunion

Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves vs. Utica Comets hockey game!  This gathering is meant for August Camp Blackhawk and Blackhawk Family Retreat alumni, as well as for future campers. Included with your ticket will be a pizza party during the first intermission in the Party Room! […]

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2014 July Camp Blackhawk Reunion

Join us on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves vs. Grand Rapids hockey game!  This gathering is meant for July Camp Blackhawk alumni, as well as for future campers. Included with your ticket will be a pizza party during the first intermission in the Party Room! Please […]

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‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique in a study conducted by newly elected EFGC Board Member, Jeffery Loeb, MD

Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy.  The findings, by researchers at […]

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January 2015 Teen Group

The EFGC Teen Group is going bowling on Saturday, January 10, 2015! This is a free event that will include light snacks. We will be at the Habelter Lanes from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Come join us! Please RSVP to Tracy at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or tschultz@epilepsychicago.org by January 5, 2015.

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Beers for Brains – 2nd Annual Fundraiser to Fight Epilepsy

Come on over to the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen  for three hours of open bar and apps to help benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago on Friday, November 21, 2014. Tickets are $40 per person and $10 of each payment will go directly to EFGC. Prizes will also be raffled off at the […]

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Laughs are Good for your Abs: A Comedy/Exercise Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser

Join us to raise awareness in the fight against epilepsy! Guests will be educated on epilepsy, enjoy 45 minutes of laughter with Comedian Damon Williams and be able to experience an optional 40 minute interval style workout led by Caprice and Insanity instructor from LH solutions, Larry Howard!  Tickets are only $30 a person – […]

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5th Annual Family Holiday Party

Please join us for our Fifth Annual Family Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13, 2014! This is a free event for all ages, so be sure to get ready for some good times and holiday cheer. This event includes food, crafts, music, and much more! For more information and to register, please contact Maria Sultemeier […]

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Special Epilepsy Awareness Wolves Game

The Chicago Wolves are taking an active role in Epilepsy Awareness Month by having this special epilepsy awareness game. Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm, the arena will be filled with people wearing purple! For each ticket sold, $4 goes to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and their programs. MAKE SURE YOU USE THIS FLYER […]

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Purple Guy does Chicago

As a part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, Peer Alliance will be traveling through the city to spread epilepsy awareness via photos, social media, and informational materials. Some will be dressed as purple guys, others in everyday clothes. Lunch will be provided. #DareTo to join the fun?  Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:30am-4:30pm  All over downtown Chicago…can […]

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