About Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana
The Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana is the only agency of its type in the state to exclusively provide outreach, education and advocacy to individuals with epilepsy. The Foundation was established in 1977 and continues to be an information and referral agency with a "hands on" approach.
We provide support group meetings around the state, clinical outreach programs, newly diagnosed one-on-one meetings and patient assistance programs. Our signature program, Seizure Recognition and First Aid, is for the general public and everyone can benefit from the training. We also provide specific training for school nurses, first responders, youth, and senior citizens in our community. All of these trainings are at no charge to the consumers.
Sixty percent of the Foundation is funded by statewide fund raising events. The events are not only 5k runs and bike races, but fun family awareness days. We do not only help those newly diagnosed and struggling, but we celebrate those who have controlled their seizures and want to find a cure for epilepsy. All of the funds raised stay in the state of Louisiana to help those living with epilepsy and their caregivers of all ages.
Epilepsy is a disorder… not a disease. If you or someone you know has been newly diagnosed, or has struggled with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana is here to help!