Duke Medicine researchers have identified a receptor in the nervous system that may be key to preventing epilepsy following a prolonged period of seizures. Read more…
Have you ever been hurt by a stigma beyond your control? Felt you couldn’t participate in something and had to sit on the sidelines? Come join us for this 3 day FREE basketball camp for boys and girls, ages 8-17 with epilepsy. This energy-filled day camp is led by Mighty Mike Simmel of the world [...]
Join us on June 17 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 [...]
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.