The Epilepsy Foundation is a strong advocate and an unwavering ally for people with epilepsy.
- We raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures.
- We support research for new therapies and a cure.
- We are active in Congress, the states, and the courts.
- We seek to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences.
But we cannot do this alone.
"We need your help!"
There Are Many Ways You Can Get Involved.
Raise Awareness and Speak Out
- Speak Up, Speak Out about epilepsy by contacting your representatives in Congress
- Read and share our eNewsletter; subscribe here
- Contact the SUDEP Institute to help build awareness about epilepsy mortality and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
- Share Talk About It videos
- Participate digitally:
- Awareness Events:
Get Involved and Volunteer
- Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation to see what's happening in your community
- Join the Community Action Network
- Participate in a Clinical Trial
- National Events and Initiatives
Honor Or Remember Your Loved One
Fundraising in honor or in memory of a loved one with epilepsy will help the Epilepsy Foundation continue to advance our mission to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Help us END EPILEPSY® and connect people to treatment, support and resources; lead advocacy efforts; fund innovative research and the training of specialists; and educate the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.
Fundraise to Support Our Mission
A Teen Advocate In Action
Kendall, 15, participated in the 2016 Teens Speak Up! Conference in Washington, D.C. After returning home to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she raised funds and worked with the Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska to organize "Bounce Out the Stigma," a one-day basketball camp at the University of North Iowa. This event raised awareness about epilepsy and empowered young people living with the disease. Camp participants learned to perfect their free shots from Mike Simmel, a former entertainment basketball player with the Harlem Wizards.
Kendall's To Do List
- Spoke to her Congressional Representatives about issues faced by people living with epilepsy - CHECK
- Raised awareness in her hometown - CHECK
- Raised funds to support our mission - CHECK
- Supported and empowered other young people with epilepsy - CHECK
"What will you do to get involved like Kendall?"
Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.
Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.
Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline
Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.
Tools & Forms
Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.