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Join us for the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K
Published on April 22, 2011

The 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K is under way! More than 700 friends and supporters took part in our Walk/Fun Run on May 14th in Wheaton, and the Montrose Harbor Walk/Run in Chicago is taking place this morning! This is our first year at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor and we couldn’t be more excited. Along with the change [...]

Community Donation Center Offers Convenient New Way to Support Epilepsy Services
Published on March 22, 2011

For 65 years, the Chicagoland community has generously supported the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in its mission to provide programs and services for the more than 125,000 people in the Chicago area living with epilepsy and their families, and fund vital research to find a cure. Recently, the Foundation announced a new way for [...]

Researchers: “One in 26 Will Develop Epilepsy”
Published on March 22, 2011

Epilepsy, a common and serious neurologic disorder that affects millions of people, is not getting the public attention and funding for research it deserves, according to an editorial on a study published in the January 4, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Epilepsy has a major impact [...]

Young Chicagoan Takes Epilepsy Awareness Message to Washington DC
Published on March 22, 2011

When twelve-year-old Chicagoan Jonathan Ramirez visits Washington DC at the end of this month, he’ll be doing more than just taking in the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital. He’ll be meeting with members of Congress, in order to educate them on what it means to be a young person growing up with epilepsy, [...]