Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Results: Since 1973, the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona has been dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy. The Foundation has developed public education programs that foster community awareness to improve the health care, and have made community support programs available to all persons affected by epilepsy free of charge.
Target demographics: Individuals affected by epilepsy
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,160 individuals with or affected by epilepsy
Geographic areas served: State of Arizona
Programs: Camp Candlelight, Seizure Smart Training, First Responders Training, Managing Students with Seizures, School Bus Seizure Training, Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program, Support Groups, Teens SpeakUp!, Take Charge of the Storm, Share Your Story
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.