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
I attended a wonderful conference put on by the Epilepsy Foundation of AZ that helped me a great deal as the wife of a husband with epilepsy. The speakers were wonderful (several Dr.'s who specialize in epilepsy) and several people who gave moving stories of their struggles with epilepsy. I found out at this conference that Dilantin can cause osteoporos, and I am so thankful for that information and subsequently had my husband tested and he does have osteoporosis. He had numerous falls and fractured his pelvis in one fall. I was so glad to learn this about his medication, and so glad for the support I got at the confetemce! This is a great organization and I hope it gets the recognition and support it deserves for being an advocate for all those living with epilepsy. Thank-you.