Epilepsy Continues to Receive Legislative Support in Illinois: The Danny Stanton SUDEP Act

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Danny Stanton SUDEP Act into law on Monday, August 12th. The law requires medical examiners and coroners to include an inquiry about a history of epilepsy and seizures as part of a standard autopsy, and, if an instance of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is determined, to report [...]

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Blackhawk Family Retreat Weekend

The Camp Blackhawk Family Retreat Weekend is fun for the whole family and FREE! This is an opportunity for you to come out to camp to see what the kids experience for a week in the summer. Come enjoy a fun-filled weekend where kids can zipline, rock climb and play in the lake – and [...]

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ParentLink

Calling all parents! Come join us on September 14th for ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on seizure action at school and will be presented by Patti Ogden, APN, MSN, and Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric Neurology at Comer Children’s Hospital [...]

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Seize the Stage: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy

On Wednesday, July 31, join the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Youth Council for a night of live music and epilepsy awareness at Seize the Stage : A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy!  Seize the Stage: A Musical Revue Benefit for Epilepsy!Wednesday, July 31st @ 7:30 PMMinimum donation: $10.00Donations benefit the youth councilTickets sold at [...]

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Kane County Cougars game benefitting EFGC

Kane County Cougars and The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago have partnered together to host a night of baseball and fun on Thursday Aug 8, 2013. Doors open at 5:30pm and the game starts at 6:30pm. Please call Derek Weber with the Cougars at 630-232-8811 x1257 to reserve your tickets and sit in our reserved section. Discounted [...]

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Picnic in the Park: Family Fun Day

On Sunday, August 18th, we will be hosting a Picnic in the Park for families at the Blackwell Forest Preserve in Warrenville, IL. This is a FREE event and includes lunch, fishing, boating and lawn games! Please RSVP to Kim Baker at kbaker@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 218 by August 14th.

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Gov. Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Monday, July 22nd, which requires the Department of Health and Family Services (DHS) to ensure that Medicaid patients with epilepsy do not require prior approval from the Department in order to receive anti-convulsant drugs.  The legislation was a top priority of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago during [...]

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Letters to Lily Pad

Join us on July 27th for a fundraising event for Liliana Garcia “Lily Pad” and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. It will be a day and evening of Lily inspired art, poetry, music, and food and drinks at Cobalt Studio from 3pm -10pm. All ages are welcome. For more information, visit the Letters to [...]

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Bounce Back Dodgeball Tournament

You’ve seen Dodgeball the movie; now it’s your turn to collect your group of Average Joes and hit the dodgeball court to claim the title and support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago! Doors open at 6:00 pmFirst game is at 6:30 pm This tournament is double elimination! Teams will be made up of 6-10 [...]

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Duke Medicine researchers identify molecular target to prevent onset epilepsy

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…

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