Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

About the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana

The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana was created in 2006 to offer education, advocacy and support for all Hoosiers affected by epilepsy. Programs include FREE Seizure Recognition & First Aid trainings, youth & family programs, support groups, a family weekend camp at Center for Courageous Kids, and an anual Indiana Epilepsy Expo. In addition, the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana has several Community Action Network groups across Indiana - engaging and empowering volunteers to raise awareness and help move our mission forward.  Our fundraising events are also designed to raise awareness and educate the public about epilepsy. Annual events include a Gala and the Indiana Epilepsy Walk.

 

Join us for a webinar on Indiana's medical cannabis legislation:

Last spring Governor Holcomb signed legislation (HB 1148) allowing the use of cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment option for Indiana residents living with epilepsy and uncontrolled seizures. 

However, safe, reliable access to CBD for people living with epilepsy has been challenging, in great part because HB 1148 did not create a pathway for state regulated cultivation, production, and dispensing of cannabis products. Lack of clarity has led to confusion with law enforcement, retailers, and families seeking cannabis as a treatment option. The legislature is currently considering several bills that could address these challenges and expand the cannabis program. 

Please join Ryan Keys, executive director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana, Beatriz Duque Long, senior director of government relations at the Epilepsy Foundation, and Bettyjo Bouchey, advocate and mother of a son with epilepsy, for an informational webinar on Indiana's medical cannabis program and recent developments. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers.

Wednesday,  February 7th, 2018

6 p.m. ET

Register here!

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Crew

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