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Causes: Epilepsy, Health

Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West Tennessee will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

Programs: By raising the level of awareness and teaching the general public about epilepsy, the Epilepsy Foundation can help to reduce the fear and stigma associated with the disorder. It is our hope that people with seizures will be able to participate in all life experiences without fear of having a seizure in public and how others will react to them. We do this through free information and referral; educational presentations to schools, nonprofit and civic organizations; training seminars for health care personnel and law enforcement; health fairs; individual and group counseling; seven support groups meeting in Nashville, Cookeville, Shelbyville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Memphis, and Lewisburg; parent support network; and summer camp. From July 2007-June 2008, the Epilepsy Foundation reached 7,251 individuals through 431 presentations and direct contacts in middle and west Tennesee, including metropolitan and rural counties.

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