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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Crystal Lake resident hopes to ‘cap the copay’ on high-price specialty drugs

Lisa Thomas is hoping there is a cure for the cost to cure. Thomas, whose 16-year-old son Ryan has epilepsy that causes seizures, takes less than two months to blow past the family’s annual $3,000 deductible because of the high copay costs for her son’s medication. She said it’s not unusual to hit the $10,000 […]

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Support Epilepsy Awareness Month at Scentsy

You can help raise funds and support to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago by shopping online at mfriedly.scentsy.us throughout November, Epilepsy Awareness Month. From November 1 – 30 2014, the commissions made on all purchased purple items will be donated to help provide programs and services to the epilepsy community. Purple Scentsy Products include: […]

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Blast Off to Independence: Explorations in Epilepsy and Adulthood

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking here  A FREE PROGRAM brought to you by Alexian Brothers, EFGC, and the Northwest Suburban Community Action Board on Saturdays from 10:00am—11:30am.   November 1  |  Adult Transition and Independence Sarah Sadik and NW Suburban CAB Members: Nicole Audens, Diane Nosek and Melissa Read   St. Alexius Medical Center 1555 Barrington Road […]

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Fight Like a Girl

Come join us and Jaiden’s Journey at Biagios on October 28, 2014 to support the Jaiden’s Care Fund, which benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. The evening will include pizza, a DJ, raffles, silent auction, and beverages. Please contact Tanya Lazaro at 773-383-0116 or teedug86@comcast.net for more information.

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On Par for Pat: Help us Prevent, Control, and Cure Epilepsy

Come join us and the friends and family of Patrick Wildman for a night of fun at Fairways in Chicago’s Lincoln Park on December 6, 2014. Guests will enjoy food, drinks, and the chance to play rounds of golf on Fairways’ simulators in memory of Patrick and in support of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater […]

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Three Studies Shed New Light on the Effectiveness of Cannabis in Epilepsy

In advance of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting in December, the organization has offered highlights of groundbreaking research being studied at a number of institutions regarding the effectiveness of cannibidiol (CBD) and its derivatives as a viable treatment for people with epilepsy. Read more…

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A Little Bit of EFGC

Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for “A Little Bit of EFGC” a FREE event that will give attendees an overview of various programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, including Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program, the Interpretations Writing Program, the relaxation seminar, and the movement program. This will take […]

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Peer Alliance One-Year Celebration & Fundraiser

Wow Peer Alliance is celebrating it’s one year anniversary!  Fado Irish pub. 6-8pm  No cover. 20% of food purchased will benefit Peer Alliance.   Proceeds raised go towards Peer Alliance programs and events. Our group creates a community for adults affected by epilepsy – we believe no one should stand alone!

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