What's your #DareTo?

 

We are using the first 10 days of 2014's National Epilepsy Awareness Month to launch a new year-long education and awareness campaign -- #DareTo

During this campaign, we are boldly working to break down barriers that are stopping people with epilepsy from reaching their fullest potential -- and we are daring the general public to help us, too.

What will be your #DareTo?

November 10

Facebook

#DareTo Connect. Every month, epilepsy.com is visited by more than 600,000 people around the world. Build connections -- Comment on a page. Post in a forum. Join a chat room on epilepsy.com.

Every month, our social media reaches more than a million people around the world! Tell us how you #DareTo Connect.

Thank You Sunovion

As we wrap up the premiere period of our #DareTo campaign, we again want to thank Sunovion for their support. If you missed any of our posts over the last 10 days, scroll through this page. Keep watching though -- we’ll be telling more #DareTo stories over the next year and hope you will continue to share your stories with us.

On November 12, 2014, you are invited to attend a Live Web-Based Event to learn about an add-on therapy for partial-onset seizures. The presentation will include input from an epileptologist as well as a patient educator. In addition, a person living with epilepsy and his caregiver will share their personal journey with partialonset seizures and an add-on treatment. Later in the event, an Epilepsy Foundation representative will discuss the support provided by the organization for people living with epilepsy. Live presentations will stream on Wednesday, November 12 at 1:00pm (ET) and 7:30pm (ET). You are encouraged to ask questions during this live discussion, which can be conveniently accessed online through a variety of media platforms, including computers, tablets, iPads, and smartphones. Go to www.ExploringEpilepsy.com or call 1-866-282-4059 to register now!

Twitter

Every month, our #socialmedia reaches more than 1M people! Tell us how you #DareTo Connect bit.ly/1wK8oCC 

Thanks #Sunovion for your support of our #DareTo launch 

Wednesday watch a webcast on helping people w/ #epilepsy #DareTo Explore the Possibilities bit.ly/10MSBrS

Instagram

DareTo Understand

#DareTo Understand. 150,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Learn about #epilepsy and #seizures.

As we wrap up the premiere of our #DareTo campaign, we again thank Sunovion for their support. Keep an eye open for more #DareTo stories and continue to share your stories with us. Want to see past posts from our campaign launch? Scroll here. (Posted with Thank You image used on Facebook.)

Google Plus

As we wrap up the premiere period of our #DareTo campaign, we again want to thank Sunovion for their support. If you missed any of our posts over the last 10 days, check them out here. Keep watching though -- we’ll be telling more #DareTo stories over the next year and hope you will continue to share your #DareTo stories with us. Our own Vice President of Communications, Ken Lowenberg, will be featured on a Sunovion webcast later this week where he will talk more about how the Foundation is helping people #DareTo Live to Their Fullest Potential.

November 9

Facebook

#DareTo Make a Difference. The Epilepsy Foundation is the only national organization dedicated to serving people with epilepsy in their communities today through education, awareness and advocacy. We also focus on accelerating new therapies to help make a difference in a timeframe that matters. But, we can’t do it alone. Please consider making a donation today to help us help the nearly 3 million Americans living with epilepsy right now. 

#DareTo Take Control. Epilepsy self-management is both a process and a set of behaviors that help people manage their epilepsy and its impact on their daily lives. The Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network has tools like WebEASE, Texting 4 Control, UPLIFT for Epilepsy, PEARLS, and FOCUS on Epilepsy to help you manage your seizures.

Twitter

We have events & activities all year to help people w/ #epilepsy. #DareTo Get Involved. bit.ly/13nxyhG

Our #EpilepsyTherapyProject researchers #DareTo Discover new therapies for people w/o #seizure control bit.ly/1vlSETZ

Instagram

#DareTo Defy Seizures

#DareTo Defy Seizures. We all run into barriers everyday. As an unwavering ally we help you dare to break down the barriers in your life. Share how you #DareTo overcome.

Google Plus

Together we can change the lives of people living with epilepsy by talking about it. Epilepsy is one of the world's oldest known medical conditions, and yet many people don’t understand it. In too many cases, this misunderstanding has led to fear, discrimination and social isolation. #DareTo Talk About It.

November 8

Facebook

#DareTo Understand. 150,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It’s more common than autism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy combined. Learn about epilepsy and how to recognize the different types of seizures.

#DareTo Understand. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. If you know 26 people, chances are you know someone with seizures. Learn proper first aid so you’ll be prepared to help when someone in your life has a seizure.

Twitter

We #DareTo be BOLD! We are an unwavering ally for people living with #epilepsy & #seizures. www.epilepsy.com

#DareTo Discover how we help the nearly 1 in 3 people with uncontrolled #seizures. www.epilepsy.com

November is National #Epilepsy Awareness Month! #DareTo Defy Seizures! www.epilepsy.com

Instagram

DareTo Reach Out

#DareTo Reach Out. Our affiliates around the country provide supportive care, school education programs, summer camps, and other programs designed to help people with #seizures. Find and connect with your local Epilepsy Foundation.

Google Plus

Please consider making a donation today to the Epilepsy Foundation to help the nearly 3 million Americans living with epilepsy right now. We are the only national organization dedicated to serving people with epilepsy in their communities through education, awareness and advocacy. We also focus on accelerating new therapies to help make a difference in a timeframe that matters. #DareTo Make a Difference. 

Greg Grunberg says #DareTo #TalkAboutIt! talkaboutit.org

November 7

Facebook

#DareTo Reach Out. The Epilepsy Foundation has affiliate offices around the country to help build strong communities for people living with seizures. Our affiliates provide supportive care, school education programs, summer camps, referral assistance and other programs designed to help individuals and families with seizures in their lives. Find and connect with your local Epilepsy Foundation

#AthletesVsEpilepsy Ambassador and professional swimmer Zac McGinnis says #DareTo Dive In. What’s your personal #DareTo? 

 

Twitter

#AthletesVsEpilepsy Ambassador & pro swimmer @Zach_McGinnis says #DareTo Dive In. What’s your #DareTo? youtu.be/74xvVkNBgF8

How do you #DareTo Live Life to Your Fullest Potential?

We’re your unwavering ally to help you #DareTo Defy #Seizures & live to your fullest potential. www.epilepsy.com 

Instagram

#DareTo Understand

#1in26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Chances are you know someone with #seizures. Learn proper #FirstAid and be prepared to help when someone in your life has a seizure. #DareTo Understand.

#AthletesVsEpilepsy Ambassador and professional swimmer Zac McGinnis says #DareTo Dive In. What’s your personal #DareTo? youtu.be/74xvVkNBgF8

Google Plus

Zac McGinnis, #AthletesVsEpilepsy Ambassador and professional swimmer, says #DareTo Dive In. What’s your personal #DareTo? youtu.be/74xvVkNBgF8

November 6

Facebook

#DareTo Talk About It like Michal Liberman-Galon, the daughter of Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Liberman. This past weekend she used Facebook to tell the world about a recent seizure that led to a fall and third-degree burns. Grateful for the outpouring of support she's received, she said she wanted to do some good in return by raising awareness about epilepsy. She wrote, “Let’s talk about epilepsy, my epilepsy.” Read more about Michal.

#DareTo Discover. One third of people living with epilepsy have uncontrolled seizures because no current treatment options work for them. The Epilepsy Foundation’s Epilepsy Therapy Project is daring researchers and other innovators to discover new therapies for people with little or no seizure control or who live with severe side effects.

Twitter

#DareTo Ask if you have everyone you need to manage your #seizures on your #healthcare team bit.ly/1nTYUoD

Party in the office to kick off National #EpilepsyAwareness Mn. #DareTo Show Your Purple Pride too! ow.ly/i/7tWZG

Anyone can develop #epilepsy at any time. #DareTo Talk About It so no one has to feel alone. epilepsy.com

#1in26 will develop #epilepsy. #DareTo Understand how it’s relevant to you! bit.ly/1tnbRqe

Instagram

#DareTo Make a Difference

Please consider making a donation today to help us help the nearly 3 million Americans living with epilepsy. #DareTo Make a Difference. We focus on serving people with #epilepsy and accelerating new therapies to help make a difference in a timeframe that matters.

Google Plus

#DareTo Get Involved in your local community. Join a local support group. Host a fundraiser. Support a camp. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation to find out how.

Thank you Sunovion for supporting the launch of our #DareTo Campaign. If anyone has missed any of our posts so far, check them out here.

November 5

Facebook

The Epilepsy Foundation’s research initiatives #DareTo Discover by supporting the work of new clinicians in the field, funding the development of new therapies that will bring change in treatment and seizure management, and exploring key issues like self-management, cognitive issues and the impact of public awareness.

Our sincere thanks to Sunovion for supporting the launch of our #DareTo Campaign. If you’ve missed any of our posts so far, check them out here.

Managing how epilepsy affects your life may take help from many people. #DareTo Ask if you have all the people you need on your health care team.

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Our staff was excited Monday to kick off the 2014 National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) with cupcakes and lots of purple decorations! Show us how you #DareTo Show Your Purple Pride too! View more photos

Twitter

#DareTo Learn proper #firstaid so you’ll be ready when someone in your life has a #seizure bit.ly/1tGAzn0

#DareTo Talk About #Epilepsy like Michal Liberman-Galon, daughter of Israel Foreign Min. Avigdor Liberman ow.ly/DQ8f4

Don’t let #epilepsy stop you. #DareTo Live to Your Fullest Potential. We will help you dare. epilepsy.com

Nearly 3M Americans have #epilepsy. We’re their unwavering ally. #DareTo Make a Difference. www.epilepsy.com/donate

Instagram

#DareTo Discover

The Epilepsy Foundation’s Epilepsy Therapy Project is daring researchers and other innovators to discover new therapies for people with little or no seizure control or who live with severe side effects. #DareTo Discover.

 

Thank you Sunovion

Our sincere thanks to Sunovion for supporting the launch of our #DareTo Campaign. If you’ve missed any of our posts so far, check them out here.

Google Plus

How do you #DareTo Reach Your Fullest Potential? When you live with a chronic condition like epilepsy, barriers in your life can sometimes seem overwhelming. #DareTo Defy Seizures. As an unwavering ally, we help you dare to break down barriers. Share your personal #DareTo with us.

November 4

Facebook

Join a local support group. Host a fundraiser. Support a camp. However you choose to do it, just #DareTo Get Involved in your local community. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation to find out how.

The epilepsy community is daring to join the Epilepsy Foundation in raising awareness and supporting research, advocacy and education. How will you #DareTo Get Involved?

Twitter

1 seizure is too many. #DareTo Ask! Find out best ways to talk to your #healthcare team. bit.ly/1rXBFXa 

Thanks #Sunovion for supporting our #DareTo launch bit.ly/1vrD1up

Our website is visited by more than 600,000 people around the world each month. #DareTo Connect on epilepsy.com

Instagram

#DareTo Talk About It!

Join our good friend Greg Grunberg and #DareTo #TalkAboutIt! talkaboutit.org

Google Plus

How will you #DareTo Get Involved? Team up with the Epilepsy Foundation as we #DareTo raise awareness and support research, advocacy and education.

November 3

Facebook

Rick Harrison (@PawnStars) is doing a radio media tour this morning. Preview his new #DareTo PSA youtu.be/U7XPI-O-ADg

#DareTo Talk About It. Epilepsy is one of the world's oldest known medical conditions, and yet many people don't understand it. In too many cases, this misunderstanding has led to fear, discrimination and social isolation. Together we can change the lives of people living with epilepsy by talking about it. Learn more.

Join our good friend Greg Grunberg and #DareTo #TalkAboutIt!

Twitter

Rick Harrison (@PawnStars) is on a radio media tour today. Preview his new #DareTo PSA youtu.be/U7XPI-O-ADg #epilepsy

#DareTo Reach Out. We have many programs & services for you. #epilepsy bit.ly/1tm2DMx

Join our good friend @greggrunberg & #DareTo #TalkAboutIt! talkaboutit.org

Instagram

#DareTo Get Involved

#DareTo Get Involved in your community. Host a fundraiser. Support a camp. Join a local support group. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation to find out how.

Google Plus

#DareTo Defy Seizures. We all come up against barriers. When you live with a chronic condition like epilepsy, barriers can be overwhelming. As an unwavering ally, we help you dare to tear down barriers. How do you #DareTo reach your fullest potential? Share your personal #DareTo with us.

November 2

Facebook

#DareTo Dream like Samantha. Known to her family as Sammy, she's 10 years old, has more than 100 seizures a day, and takes 10 pills every day. Yet she is strong, resilient, has a keen sense of fashion and is planning her future as a model and actress. Sammy is sharing her story to inspire people all around the world to #DareTo follow their dreams.

 

#DareTo Be A Leader like Coach Jerry Kill. Coach Kill's determination, courage and leadership are an inspiration for University of Minnesota football fans -- and for fans all over the country who, like Coach Kill, live with epilepsy and seizures. Like we did last year, the epilepsy community will continue to #DareTo #StandWithCoachKill as he shows strength and leadership while managing his seizures.

Twitter

#DareTo Dream like Samantha. She has seizures but doesn't let them stand in the way of her dreams. youtu.be/C8gZna10sfQ

#DareTo Be A Leader like @GopherFootball's #JerryKill, a hero to ppl w/ #seizures http://ow.ly/i/7qEND www.epilepsy.com

How do you #DareTo Live Life to Your Fullest Potential?

Instagram

#DareTo Be A Leader

Coach Kill's determination, leadership & courage  is an inspiration for football fans all over the country who live with #epilepsy & #seizures. #DareTo Be A Leader like Coach Jerry Kill. We all #DareTo #StandWithCoachKill

Google Plus

Every case of epilepsy is unique to each individual. So it is important to to be an active participant in your health care and know all the potential treatment options. #DareTo Ask. We have tools to help you manage your seizures and to get the right answers from your medical team.

November 1

Facebook

#DareTo Live to Your Fullest Potential. As National Epilepsy Awareness Month begins, our new #DareTo campaign shows how the Epilepsy Foundation is an unwavering ally, helping people with seizures overcome barriers in their lives. These barriers may exist in treatment, education, socialization and employment. Visit epilepsy.com/dareto to learn how we can help you dare.

We are excited to announce the premiere of a national public service announcement featuring Rick Harrison from TV's "Pawn Stars." Rick, who lived with seizures as a child, is now a national spokesperson for the Foundation and serves on our national Board of Directors. Rick's message to you is "DareTo Defy the Odds." We are grateful for the support of Leftfield Entertainment, the producers of "Pawn Stars," and to the A&E Networks, which will be airing the PSA on its channels, including History, home of "Pawn Stars" and other series created by Rick.  

 

How do you #DareTo reach your fullest potential? We all experience barriers everyday. When you live with a chronic condition like epilepsy, barriers can sometimes seem overwhelming. The Epilepsy Foundation is an unwavering ally to help you dare to break down barriers. #DareTo Defy Seizures. Share your personal #DareTo with us here.

Twitter

November is National #Epilepsy Awareness Month! We launch a new campaign: #DareTo epilepsy.com/dareto

#DareTo Defy the Odds like Rick Harrison of @PawnStars #epilepsy youtu.be/U7XPI-O-ADg

Having #epilepsy should not define you. #DareTo Reach Your Fullest Potential. We can help. epilepsy.com
 
Rick Harrison of @GoldSilverPawn says #DareTo Defy the Odds #epilepsy youtu.be/U7XPI-O-ADg

Instagram

Rick Harrison: #DareTo Defy the Odds

We are excited to announce the premiere of a national public service announcement that features Rick Harrison from TV's "Pawn Stars." Rick lived with epilepsy as a child and is now a national spokesperson for the Foundation and serves on our national Board of Directors. He says, "DareTo Defy the Odds." The PSA will be airing on all of the A&E channels, including History. youtu.be/U7XPI-O-ADg

Google Plus

Our new year-long campaign, #DareTo, shows how the Epilepsy Foundation is an unwavering ally, helping people who live with epilepsy and seizures overcome barriers in their lives. These barriers can be in treatment, education, socialization and employment. Learn how we can help you dare at epilepsy.com/dareto #DareTo Live to Your Fullest Potential.

Exciting news! Rick Harrison from TV's "Pawn Stars" has created a national public service announcement for epilepsy awareness. Rick, who lived with epilepsy as a child, says #DareTo Defy the Odds. BIG THANKS to Leftfield Entertainment, the producers of "Pawn Stars," and to the A&E Networks, which will be airing the PSA on its channels youtu.be/U7XPI-O-ADg

Sunovion Pharmaceutics Inc.
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Thank you Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. for supporting the launch of the Foundation's #DareTo Campaign!

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