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The Epilepsy Foundation has launched the Year of Service campaign to enlist the support of our grassroots advocates. Although participation in this initiative is required of those attending the Epilepsy Foundation's Public Policy Institute/Teens Speak Up! conference, the Year of Service campaign is open to any advocate willing and able to participate. By volunteering and participating in the Year of Service, you can partner with the Foundation in order to help raise public awareness and support for finding a cure, better access to care, and an end to discrimination.

Thank you for your commitment to advocacy. We look forward to working with you!

Get politically active and join our Speak Up Speak Out Network

Questions?? Find your local affiliate HERE.

Don't have a local affiliate? Contact Epilepsy Foundation Senior Director, Government Relations Beatriz Duque Long by email at or by phone at 301-918-3764.


Reviewed in December 2016

#DareTo Talk About Epilepsy

May 1 – July 31, 2016

Raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures in your communities to help reduce stigma and end discrimination. Help your community understand seizure first aid – what seizures are, how to recognize them, how to react, and where to learn more.

#DareTo Advocate

August 1 – August 31, 2016 & December 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017

Embrace your role as an epilepsy advocate. Engage with your local, state, and federal elected officials and tell them about epilepsy, why they should care, and how they can help the epilepsy community.

#DareTo Recruit for the Cause

September 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016

Encourage your local epilepsy community to join you as an advocate for epilepsy. Help your affiliate recruit next year’s TSU participant.

#DareTo Join National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 1 – November 30, 2016

Participate and recruit others to participate in the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Epilepsy Awareness Month activities. 

View the full Year of Service manual here: