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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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Feds sue over camp’s refusal to administer epilepsy medicine

The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Monday against a recreational organization in Crystal Lake that serves children and adults with disabilities, alleging it has refused to administer a specific epilepsy medication to two participants. Read more…

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Savers to Open New Store in Lake Zurich, Illinois

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago community partner, Savers,  is opening a new location in Lake Zurich, Illinois on Thursday, October 4, 2012. Grand opening festivities continue on into the weekend, so be prepared to get your shop on. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up something for your fall wardrobe, or discover a unique […]

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EFGC Welcomes Hispanic Outreach Specialist

Alnierys Venegas, a Chicago resident with extensive experience in the non-profit community, has joined the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Venegas received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication Arts – Media Studies from North Park University and has worked with social services agencies such as YWCA, Red Cross of Greater Chicago, […]

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Why Should You Attend the Charlie Foundation Family Day?

There’s only a few more weeks before the start of the Charlie Foundation’s  3rd International Symposium: Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy & Other Neurological Disorders. We are very excited about the professional component of this 4 day event, the premier venue to network and learn about the latest in research and clinical practice in the use […]

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New Non-Invasive Method for Diagnosing Epilepsy

A team of University of Minnesota biomedical engineers and researchers from Mayo Clinic published a groundbreaking study that outlines how a new type of non-invasive brain scan taken immediately after a seizure gives additional insight into possible causes and treatments for epilepsy patients. Read more…

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Genetics: Rare epilepsy syndromes share autism mutations

Individuals with either of two rare forms of epilepsy have duplications or deletions that encompass genes implicated in autism and language impairment, according to a study published 27 June in Epilepsia1. Read more…

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Face of the Foundation-Emmett

Every month we feature a “Face of the Foundation.” Someone whose involvement in the organization, whether it is through services, support, and/or advocacy, has had a significant impact on the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and its mission. Be sure to check back each month to see who we are honoring! Emmett Leyden October 2012 […]

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The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation Awards Jenna Pedersen with Annual Scholarship

Jenna Pedersen, a student at Illinois State University from St. Charles, IL, was recently awarded with the first Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship. Jenna is honored to receive this award, which was created to provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to a student living with epilepsy, who demonstrates a strong commitment to […]

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