2021 Golf Tournament for Epilepsy
October 18, 2021  NEW DATE!
Wolferts Roost Country Club
10:30 Shotgun Start
Lunch at the turn
19th Hole Celebration Cocktail Hour
For more information, visit www.epilepsynenygolf.com or call (518) 456-7501.

Registration is now CLOSED!  Traditional format will be played, hole contests, Hole in One prizes, Poker Challenge, $5,000 Putting Contest, and more!  

The 19th Hole Celebration Cocktail Hour immediately following golf will recognize the Top Foursomes and award prizes to the hole contest winners.  Learn more by visiting the golf web site at www.epilepsynenygolf.com.


NOVEMBER IS EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH!  Join us in November to help raise awareness and educate!

2021 Family Conference - Tuesday, November 16th
9:00AM - 1:30PM ET
Held Virtually
For more information and to register, click on the 2021 November Education Programs Flyer below or register at https://bit.ly/EFNENYFamilyConference2021 


Teaching Tuesday LIVE!
Tuesdays in November
Noon - 1:00PM ET
For more information and to register, click on the 2021 November Education Programs Flyer below or register at the links provided.

November 2 - Autism and Epilepsy 
https://bit.ly/ AutismEpilepsy2021

November 9 - Comorbidities of Epilepsy in Adults 

November 23 - Epilepsy Research and Innovation 

November 30 - Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care 






Coming soon - check back for walk updates!

2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY (hybrid event
September 12, 2021 - Saratoga Spa State Park or wherever you choose!

Other walks being held within the counties we serve:

September 12th


October 9th

Find more information here.


33rd Annual Confections in Chocolate - A Brunch for Hope
Sunday, April 18, 2021
11 a.m. - Noon

Thank you to everyone that joined us, donated, and bid on the auction items. We hope you enjoyed the show while sipping on your Prosecco or Double Chocolate hot chocolate and munching on the goodies in your brunch box.  We are pleased to announce we surpassed our goal and raised over $50,000! Of this amount, $3,300 was raised from our Send a Child to Camp Ask. 

Everyone was able to engage with one another and the Auctioneer; it felt like we were all together once again!  Looking for some brunch ideas? Check out our recipe book, included in each Brunch Box!

Benita Zahn, DPS, of NewsChannel 13 served as MC, and introduced the Flame of Hope Awardees for their work in advocacy and support of EFNENY, Greenwich Biosciences and Derrick Rumenapp, and the 2021 Winning Kids, Giovanni LaBate and Sophia Olsiewski. Giovanni and Sophia shared their talents for all to enjoy. Giovanni demonstrated his dancing skills with a dance routine choreographed to the song “This Is Me” and Sophia shared her sporting skills by making a basketball shot while riding her skateboard!

Celebrity guest, Greg Grunberg, Parent/Actor/Advocate and Co-Founder of TalkAboutIt.org, also joined us and shared his experience of having a child with epilepsy and the work he does to raise awareness and advocate for the epilepsy community. Greg is known for his roles in Felicity, Heroes, and most recently Star Wars.

Each guest received a box of chocolate truffles in their brunch box courtesy of Barkeater Chocolates, who then provided a chocolate tasting and pairing demonstration by owners, Deb and Jim Morris.  The brunch ended with a Last Hero Standing bidding war for a HUGE bottle of wine, which raised $1,400! 

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Champion Sponsors
Greenwich Biosciences

Corporate Sponsors
GE Gas Power
Pioneer Bank
SK LifeScience

Sonic of the Capital Region

Chocolate Sponsor
Barkeater Chocolates

Program Book Sponsors
Neurocrine Biosciences
Schoolhouse Road Pediatrics


Honorary Committee
John D. Bennett, MD
Craig Chambliss
Matt Dahl
John Eberle
Assemblymember Patricia Fahy
George R. Hearst, III
Harriet Kang, MD
Krystyn LaBate
Joseph Leone
Hon. John T. McDonald, III
Dennis P. McKenna, MD
Deb Morris
Gene Nachamkin
Caitrin Navarro, MD
Timothy and Carole Plant
Derrick Rumenapp
Joseph Senecal
Rusty and Sueann Senecal

Barbara Quackenbush and Raymond Smith
Kevin Smith
Sandra Spinelli
Hon. James Tedisco
Kevin and Cindy Volk
Karen Wachs
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh
Tammy Wind

Media Sponsors
Times Union
WNYT NewsChannel 13


Golf Tournament for Epilepsy

October 5, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wolferts Roost Country Club, Menands

Thank you to everyone that joined us at our annual Golf Tournament for Epilepsy!  It was a beautiful fall day for golf for the 80+ golfers that joined us!

We are pleased to announce $43,895 was raised, thanks to the generosity of  participants and sponsors.  Photos are available in our Facebook Golf 2020 Album.

Congratulations to the following:
Top Foursomes:
1st Place NET (50*):  Nick Bisaccia, Dan Coyle, Lou Senerchia and Pat Marciano

1st Place GROSS (59):  Joe Parrottino, John David, and Bob Blackman

2nd Place NET (54*):  Evan Short, Lance Bull, Damien Tyler, and Andrew Downing

3rd Place NET (54*):  Gary Barkman, David Crawford, Tony Ramos, and James Carlucci

Closest to the Pin Hole 4:  Men:  Mike Fitzgerald (10’6”); Women: Jane Balander (18’5”)

Closest to the Pin Hole 10:  Men: Dave Weiler (5’2”); Women:  NONE

Long Drive Hole 14:  Men: Damian Tyler; Women: Jane Balander

Poker Challenge Winner (Full House):  Mike Fitzgerald

Know Your Epilepsy Facts quiz:  Jerry Abdelnour

Thank you to our generous top sponsors:  Melissa D. Bisaccia Scholarship Fund, NYSCOPBA, UCB, Norvest Financial Services, SK Life Science, University at Albany Foundation, BBL Hospitality, Howard Hanna Real Estate Company, KeyBank Real Estate Capital, NBT Bank, Professional Planning Group, Pioneer Bank, Neurelis, and Glens Fall National Bank and Trust.

We look forward to seeing you all next year!






For more information, call (518) 456-7501 or email:

Events: Susan Kaczynski skaczynski@epilepsyneny.org.

Conferences: Erica DeNicola-Scher edenicola-scher@epilepsyneny.org

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