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Join us for our second netathon!

  • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT
  • Where: Will broadcast live from Hollywood on epilepsy.com, talkaboutit.org, YouTube, Twitch.tv (an Amazon company), and CBSlocal.com/epilepsy
  • Why: To support the 3 million people in the United States living with epilepsy and seizures

Donate and Show Your Support

Donate at epilepsy.com/NetathonGive or

Text* PURPLE to 27722 to donate $10 to the Epilepsy Foundation today! or

The Epilepsy Foundation's second "Talk About It for Epilepsy!" Netathon Presented by Sunovion on May 6, 2017, will be a star-studded event devoted to creating awareness and raising funds to support the Foundation's mission.

Hosted by Epilepsy Foundation spokesperson and celebrity Greg Grunberg ("Heroes," "Heroes Reborn," and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whose son is living with epilepsy), the 8-hour event will broadcast live online here on epilepsy.com, plus YouTube, talkabout.org, Twitch.tv (an Amazon company), and CBSlocal.com/epilepsy. Event co-hosts are DJ HAPA and Phil Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. Stars from stage, screen, and music will perform live and share information about epilepsy and seizures.

Celebrities and Special Guests Asked to Appear

* Link to IMBb profile

Watch: Facebook Live with Greg Grunberg

Watch Ryan Brown-Kohalmy and actor and epilepsy advocate Greg Grunberg discuss #Netathon2017 in a special Facebook Live recorded on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Epilepsy Experts and Epilepsy Foundation Staff Expected to Appear

  • Jacqueline French MD, Epilepsy Foundation Chief Scientific Officer
  • Brandy Fureman PhD, Epilepsy Foundation Vice President of Research & New Therapies
  • Phil Gattone, Epilepsy Foundation President & CEO
  • Barry Gidal Pharm D, epilepsy.com Medications Editor
  • Wendy Miller PhD, RN, CCRN, Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board Member
  • Steven Schachter MD, epilepsy.com Editor Emeritus
  • Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN, epilepsy.com Associate Editor/Community Manager
  • Joseph Sirven MD, epilepsy.com Editor-in-Chief
  • Blanca Vazquez MD, Director of Epilepsy Clinical Trails, NYU Langone Medical Center

Show Segments

Watch Parties

Want to amp up your experience watching the “Talk About It for Epilepsy!” Netathon Presented by Sunovion?

Host your own watch party on May 6th!

Watch parties are a great way to celebrate the event, engage with your community, and raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. Invite friends over to your house to watch, start a conversation, and #TalkAboutEpilepsy.

Watch parties hosted by the following local Epilepsy Foundations will be featured live during the event:

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago at the CBS Chicago/WBBM-TV/Channel 2
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Utah
*Text to Give!

Text PURPLE to 27722 to donate $10 to the Epilepsy Foundation today!

When prompted, reply to complete your donation.

$10.00 donation to Epilepsy Foundation. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 27722 to STOP. Text HELP to 27722 for HELP. Full Terms: mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy.

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Celebrity Charity Auction

On April 1st, Greg Grunberg auctioned a series of hand-painted and autographed Gibson Les Paul Guitars donated by his television and rock-n-roll friends. The auction raised more than $3,000 to support the mission of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Check out what was auctioned.

Live from Hollywood!

Watch clips from our first "Talk About It for Epilepsy!" Netathon Presented by Sunovion held June 27, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You!

Presenting Sponsor

Sunovion

Event Production Partner

Bandwagon Media

Media Partner

CBS Local

Technology Partner

OWC