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Causes: Brain Disorders, Counseling, Epilepsy, Health, Mental Health, Public Health

Mission: The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago 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.

Target demographics: Individuals with epilepsy, their families, and their friends

Geographic areas served: Chicagoland and 43 northern and central Illinois counties

Programs: "Care and Counseling," "Parent Link," "Friends Helping Friends," "Advocacy Through Education," "Support Group Network," "Seizure Smart Diet," "Shining Stars," "Camp Blackhawk," "Studio E," "Interpretations Writing Initiative," "Community Epilepsy Clinics," "Operation Outreach," "Employment Services," and "Continuing Frontline Research"

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Epilepsy Foundation has been doing regular pick ups for us for about five years now. They have always come the day they commit to and the workers doing the pick ups have been really nice overall. We've had a great experience so far. A couple of times, I have called to check and make sure that they were coming that day for a pick up, and they were very nice about it, and the pick up was done that day. We will continue to donate to them!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The programs and services provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago are extraordinary. The Epilepsy Foundation helps people with epilepsy, their families and supporters overcome the challenges of seizures. This organization makes such a difference that I wanted to work for it.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago I am very involved in the development of our supporters through various activities such as our 5k Runs and annual Golf Outing, which benefit Camp Blackhawk; the summer camp where children with epilepsy can just be camping "kids" without the stress of something happening relevant to their particular condition. I find personal satisfaction in the fact that I can help families that are unfortunately not able to fund a summer experience for their child; and that we can somehow fill that void. Every child deserves to be a "kid", and hopefully we make that happen for a week each summer. I've been involved for over 5 years, ever since my friend, Kurt Florian shared his story with me; I too have a family member with Epilepsy, and understand the battle people may be confronted with.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago for over ten years and have been amazed at the work all the employees do. The passion and dedication in helping people with Epilepsy cannot be describe in words alone. Everything is done to assist people and their families with Epilepsy at no cost to them. Thank you to all the employees - Phil, Kurt, BJ, Erin, Tracy, Meredith, Jose, Mary Jo. Allan, Bob, Morgan, Debbie, Kim, and Frank at EFGC for your hard work and thank you - thank you to all people / companies who have donated money. We could not survive without you.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The organization is full of wonderful people. Their dedicated to the cause on a daily basis is truly amazing. It has been such a wonderful experience to be a part of this team over the last 5 years. I have no direct personal connection with epilepsy, but my experiences with the foundation and the great people of the foundation were so very supportive to me and my family when my son contracted salmonella at birth and struggled his first few months of life. My interactions with this great organization taught me how to deal with this. I am so thankful of what the foundation has given me and it is an honor to be a part of your great team.