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Causes: Epilepsy, Health

Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

Results: We spent a lot of time this year rehabilitating our statewide Support & Empowerment Groups and strengthening or relationships with Neurologists and Epileptologists in Arizona to reach more people in the epilepsy community. Our big success this year was increasing attendance at all of our events by 28 - 73%.

Target demographics: Anyone living with epilepsy, regardless of whether someone has it or someone in their life has it, you're living with epilepsy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 11,500

Geographic areas served: State of Arizona

Programs: Operation Outreach, Camp Candlelight, First Responders Training, Dottie the Dalmation, Kids on the Block, Managing Students with Seizures, School Bus Seizure Training, Workplace Accommodations, H.O.P.E. Mentors, Youth Leadership Council, Seniors with Seizures, Take Charge of The Storm, Studio - E, EFAZ Cycling Team, Project E- Team

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona may be a small organization with a tiny office and a short employee list, however, they don't let that limit their reach or impact on the market they serve. If you have questions or need any information regarding epilepsy, they are the best source of information. The Foundation is always happy to help with any issue or project that is taken to them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

The EFAZ has a strong mission but unfortunately does not have the support it needs from the community. In over 20 years in the non-profit sector have I ever experienced a board that was disconnected from the organization. They did not participate in fundraising or assist in recruiting corporate partners or solicit new members. I fear that this organization may not have enough sustainability to make it through 2010.

Review from Guidestar