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EFGC’s Debbie Flader receives the Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award from the national Epilepsy Foundation

Debbie Flader of Hanover Park, IL received the national Epilepsy Foundation’s Sara Stubblefield Advocacy Award for her years of tireless service as the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Director of Clinical Outreach. The award was given at the Epilepsy Foundation’s 2013 Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC. Flader’s passion to advocate for people living with [...]

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Obama announces $100M to unlock mysteries of the brain

President Obama will unveil a $100 million initiative to research the human brain, in hopes of unlocking further understanding of brain disorders. Read more…

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Epilepsy Foundation conducting nation-wide Needs Assessment Survey

The Epilepsy Foundation is currently conducting a Needs Assessment Survey  in order to collect information that will help determine “unmet needs” among its consumers. This is a confidential and simple questionnaire that can be completed online. Information gathered from this survey will help the Foundation create or improve its programs and services, validate its activities, [...]

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FOCUS on EPILEPSY 2013

  A SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR ADULTS WITH EPILEPSY The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease are looking for volunteers to participate in research to test the effectiveness of a program for adults with epilepsy that provides: The latest research findings on quality of life and epilepsy. [...]

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Become a Marathon Charity Runner!

This fall the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be participating in both the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Inaugural Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon charity programs! You can become a member of Team EFGC and help us raise much needed funds to support the programs and services we provide.   The Epilepsy [...]

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Epilepsy, Migraines May Have Family Ties

People with epilepsy have a higher risk for migraines, and now new research offers evidence of a genetic link between the two conditions. Read more…

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Watch “Now I Know” Videos Filmed at the 2012 Consumer Conference

This collection of “Now I Know” videos was filmed at the 2012 Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Consumer Conference, held on November 17, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. These short videos were filmed using a laptop digital camera, and were completely unrehearsed. The collection shows the variety of experience among those living with epilepsy, and highlights [...]

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

The Epilepsy Foundation’s  ”Now I Know” Video Campaign  November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! As part of our mission to help overcome the challenges created by epilepsy, we’re pleased to announce our Now I Know video campaign.  When it comes to epilepsy, what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?  We’re inviting [...]

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2012 Paul’s Run for Epilepsy

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, join runners and walkers from all over the Chicago area, for Paul’s Run for Epilepsy – a 5K walk-run event that benefits the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s many programs and services for those living with epilepsy. This year’s 5K takes place at the Gary Morava Center in Prospect Heights, [...]

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