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Safety Precautions in Swimming

We’re sad to share this story about a young man who recently passed away due to an epileptic seizure while swimming in Ocean City, NJ. It’s a somber reminder that seizures are life threatening and demand attention from researchers and the general public alike. Below are a few tips for staying safe this summer:   […]

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Summer Stroll for Epilepsy Team Spotlights

The Summer Stroll for Epilepsy is so important to us because it brings together the entire epilepsy community in a show of support for those impacted by seizures. That’s why our theme is “Who Do You Stroll For” — to help others learn more about epilepsy and honor those living with it each and every day. One […]

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PA Budget Eliminates EFEPA Funding

The Epilepsy Foundations of Pennsylvania rely on state funding to provide services for you! From first aid training’s in schools and educating Emergency Responder’s to referral services, we are able to help you better because of the support from the state budget. Unfortunately epilepsy services have been cut from the next fiscal budget. Over the […]

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Viennese Concert and Ball for Epilepsy

The EFEPA is excited to announce an upcoming fundraiser that is open to the public! The Viennese Concert and Ball will take place on April 19, 2015 at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, PA. Viennese Balls are a classic tradition dating back centuries ago. The event features a dazzling opening ceremony, musical performances, dancing and more! […]

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EFEPA Joins in with the Extraordinary Give!

This November 21 go the EXTRA mile for the EFEPA. On that day, we’re participating in the Extraordinary Give, Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving. For 24-hours only, visit ExtraGive.org, make a donation (min. $25) and every dollar you donate will be stretched by $250,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their presenting sponsors. PLUS, […]

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Longtime Volunteer Dan featured in Video about Life with Epilepsy!

If you’ve been involved with the EFEPA for any length of time, then you have probably heard of Dan Dougherty. He’s an active volunteer, attends as many EFEPA events as he can, is the Team Captain for the Philly Brainstormers Summer Stroll Team, and works hard to raise awareness about epilepsy. Plus, Dan has had […]

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Dr. Ignacio Valencia nominated as a Philly Mag Health Hero!

  Dr. Ignacio Valencia has been nominated as a Philadelphia Magazine Health Hero! Dr. Valencia has been involved with the EFEPA for years–as a member of our Professional Advisory Board, as a speaker at Conferences, a participant at the Summer Stroll and, above all else, a member of the Camp Achieve Medical Committee and volunteer at […]

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Join the EFEPA in the Philadelphia Marathon!

The Epilepsy Foundation of America and the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA are charity partners for the 2014 Philadelphia Marathon! By joining our team, you can raise funds that go towards research and services for those impacted by epilepsy. You can choose to run the 8k (approximately 5 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) or the full […]

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EFEPA Supports Federal Medical Cannabis Bill

 Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA Supports Medical Cannabis Legislation August 5, 2014 Philadelphia, PA—The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) is proud to declare its support for Representative Scott Perry’s bi-partisan legislation H.R. 5226, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014.” As a patient advocacy organization and the only service provider for individuals with epilepsy in […]

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