THE EFGC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

There are currently two scholarships, the Jim Davies Scholarship and the Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship being offered to incoming freshmen who are living with epilepsy and pursuing higher education for the 2014/2015 school year. There is also the Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy being offered to incoming freshmen or students who are already attending an undergraduate college in the 2014/2015 school year. Click here for more information and to download the applications, which are due by the end of April 2014.

FACES OF THE FOUNDATION


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. This month, we are featuring Jim, long time friend and advocate of the Epilepsy Foundation. He worked at EFGC for over thirty years and we are proud to offer the Jim Davies Scholarship in his honor.

March 2014 Jim Davies

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LATEST EFGC NEWS

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.

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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, and find further ways to better serve the community. Please take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire by April 30th. Your feedback is much appreciated!

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FDA Panel Endorses Epilepsy Device

An implanted neurological device that is intended to reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures gained the unanimous backing of an FDA advisory panel Friday.

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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.

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EFGC Welcomes New President & CEO

Kurt W. Florian, Jr., a seasoned professional in business and non-profit sectors, was recently named President & CEO by the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.

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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.

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Minnesota’s Jerry Kill refuses to let epilepsy remove him from the sideline

 The coach opened it up for questions, and a little boy raised his hand. The child could have asked Jerry Kill anything, anything at all, and he would have gotten a straight answer. The Kill way is to tell the truth, even if the truth isn’t too optimistic. The Minnesota head coach learned that as a boy growing up in a tiny Kansas town with a dad who spit truth like sunflower seeds. So this little boy was going to get the truth, even in front of a group of fans in neighboring Wisconsin, even if he asked why the Gophers never beat Michigan, and never beat Ohio State.

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