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Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to the opportunity to express yourself through art at a FREE art therapy program. Participants will work with art therapists and other kids living with epilepsy and use a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting and sculpting. Studio E will allow them to utilize the artistic process […]

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Bounce out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, along with the Danny Did Foundation and Mighty Mike, will be hosting a FREE, two-day basketball camp for boys and girls with epilepsy, their siblings and friends from July 19 through July 20, 2016. Participants must be between the ages of 8 – 17 years old.   Online Registration is […]

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2016 Scholarship Winners

The 2016 recipients of the Jim Davies Scholarships were announced at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s June Board of Directors Meeting. This scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to individuals with epilepsy who will be incoming freshmen to a college or vocational/technical school and will be a full-time student for the 2016/2017 academic […]

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Teens Speak Up 2016: Hugh O’Donnell

On Friday, April 15, Hugh O’Donnell, a 16 year old living with epilepsy, along with his family and two EFGC case managers,  headed out to Washington DC, to attend Teens Speak Up!, an annual conference held by the national Epilepsy Foundation.  Every year this conference brings together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, […]

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The Epilepsy Foundation 2016 Scholarship Awards

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2016/2017 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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THE JIM DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2016/2017 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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EFGC Awards Five Students with the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago announced the recipients of the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship, an annual award given to individuals with epilepsy who will be incoming freshmen to a college or vocational/technical school and will be a full time-time student for the 2015/2016 academic school year. Recipients include Abraham Bava of Flossmoor, IL, Alex […]

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PhRMA and the Epilepsy Foundation report more than 400 medicines in development to treat neurological disorders

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. As highlighted in a new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Epilepsy Foundation, scientists around the globe are collaborating to find new or more […]

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ParentLink: Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs

On Saturday, May 9, 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 Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs and be presented by […]

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Illinois Senate to Vote to Extend Medical Marijuana Bill

llinois’ medical marijuana law went into effect January 1, 2014, but so far, not a single patient has received treatment under the pilot program. What’s happening? And with us so far into the test period and not generating any data, how will we know that the program is effective? Rep. Lou Lang was instrumental in […]

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