2014 EFGC Charity Marathons/Runs

CHICAGO MARATHON INFORMATION The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is grateful to once again be a Contributing Charity of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. With 1.5 million spectators, 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries – this is one of the premier marathons in the world…and it’s right here […]

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THE EFGC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

The deadline to turn in the Jim Davies Scholarship and the Sara Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship applications has passed. We will be announcing the awards’ recipients in June. Thank you for everyone who submitted applications!  

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Moving Forward: Advances in Diagnostics and Surgical Options for Epilepsy

If you have reached a plateau with your current epilepsy treatment, or have tried multiple medications with diminishing results, you may be a candidate for new and exciting diagnostic techniques and surgical technologies. Join us on April 10, 2014 for a FREE event hosted by EFGC and NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Neurological Institute to explore new […]

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Epilepsy and Kids / La Epilepsia y los Ninos

Join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the University Illinois Chicago for a FREE educational event for parents of children diagnosed with epilepsy. Topics to be covered include diagnosis and testing, seizure diaries, Diastat administration, treatment, advocacy and more. A light breakfast will be included. Free parking is located at the Wood Street Parking […]

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Early treatment with AED reduces duration of febrile seizures

New research shows that children with febrile status epilepticus (FSE) who receive earlier treatment with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) experience a reduction in the duration of the seizure. The study published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that a standard Emergency Medical Services (EMS) treatment protocol for FSE is needed in […]

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Interpretations Writing Program

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s latest Interpretations Writing Program will start on Saturday, February 1st! This FREE workshop will hold four sessions on February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. Interpretations is designed to help those living with epilepsy who are having difficulty openly addressing their condition. It enables participants struggling to vocally express their […]

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“Super Hero – Super Powers” Teen Group

EFGC is partnering with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble to provide a very special Teen Group event on January 25, 2014! Participants will be creating their very own super hero complete with a super power! They will be writing a story about their super powers and creating their own costumes. Afterwards, they will receive their very own […]

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ParentLink

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the next ParentLink, a free educational program for parents of children with epilepsy, will be taking place at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. This session will focus on Seizure Freedom: When to Wean and Ancillary Therapies and will be presented by Patti Ogden, APN, MSN, and Nurse […]

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Managing Students with Seizures: Training for School Nurses

On Saturday, February 8th, the next “Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses” will be taking place at the Epilepsy Resource Center of Central Illinois in Springfield. This is a free event for school nurses and will give participants 3.2 Contact Hours. Topics to be covered include appropriate first aid, treatment options and […]

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Camp Blackhawk Reunion (for past and future campers)

Join us on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL for the Chicago Wolves vs. Iowa Wild hockey game!  This gathering is meant for 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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