1/2017 - Actor Greg Grunberg Visits The Doctors Show to Share Son's Personal Story with Epilepsy - Greg Grunberg's son Jake began having progressively worse seizures due to epilepsy, he and wife Elizabeth were forced to make a difficult decision. They had to decide if their son should undergo... (More Info)
11/2016 - Epilepsy Foundation PSA for National Epilepsy Awareness Month - Have a better understanding of what a seizure looks like and know how to perform first aid when someone is having a seizure. #ShareMySeizure (More Info)
11/2016 - Talk About Epilepsy - Hollywood Director J.J. Abrams Encourages Everyone to Understand the Importance of Seizure First Aid and More with the Talk About It Awareness Campaign - www.TalkAboutIt.Org
11/2016 - Who Is Your Epilepsy Hero? - Actor Greg Grunberg Supports #MyEpilepsyHero Online Campaign that Recognizes Important People in the Lives of Those Living with Epilepsy - More Info
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the National Walk for Epilepsy gathered over two thousand supporters for their annual 5K walk focused on finding a cure and raising awareness for epilepsy. The event, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary, was held on the Washington Monument grounds...read more.
Epilepsy Foundation will embark on a five-year cooperative agreement with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand epilepsy education and awareness nationwide. This competitive cooperative agreement is part of CDC’s...read more.
Epilepsy Foundation announces the launch of their new “Seniors and Seizures” online training program designed to provide better care for the older adult population. The program is fully accredited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...read more.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy announces its first CrossFit charity challenge that will celebrate the one year anniversary of CrossFit Games athlete, Jenny LaBaw’s “Move Mountains” run across the state of Colorado for epilepsy awareness. Anyone can participate at home...read more.
Epilepsy Foundation is among a select group of organizations to be accredited by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), in recognition of the quality of information and referral service it provides to the epilepsy community...read more.
The epilepsy community, comprised of 3 million Americans living with epilepsy and seizure disorders, their families and caregivers, as well as the health care providers that care for them and the scientists who are searching for new treatments and a cure, eagerly awaited...read more.
The Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute announced the winners of its third challenge, “Predictive Biomarkers of Epilepsy Seizures.” This was the third of four challenges that will ultimately award nearly $1.2 million in... read more.
July 28-30, 2017: Volunteers will host lemonade stands across the country to support Lemonade for Livy, an awareness and fundraising initiative for the Epilepsy Foundation.
About Epilepsy Foundation
Since 1968 the Epilepsy Foundation has been at the forefront of helping those with epilepsy strive to become seizure-free and live to their fullest potential. With close to 50 local foundations across the nation, the Epilepsy Foundation focuses on engaging the community with better understanding of epilepsy and its impact.
To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological brain disorder characterized by disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. It affects men, women, and children of all ages, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Affects 3 million people in the United States
Affects 65 million people worldwide
Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem nationwide
Each year, 150,000 people will develop epilepsy
4 out of 10 people with epilepsy continue to experience uncontrolled seizures