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! […]Learn more
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, […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
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 […]Learn more
Penn and Mayo Clinic Challenging Researchers to Improve Treatments for Epilepsy
Researchers from the Health System and the are challenging the best minds in science to improve how epilepsy is treated. The “Seizure Detection and Prediction Challenge” will involve two competitions, with $28,000 in prize money, aimed at finding new ways to detect and predict seizure onset. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that afflicts 3 million Americans and […]Learn more
Recall of Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) Tablets
American Health Packaging Announces the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, 100 Hospital Unit Dose and Oxcarbazepine Tablets, 300 mg, 100 Hospital Unit Dose FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 18, 2014 – American Health Packaging (Columbus, OH) has voluntarily recalled Lot #142588, Expiration Date, 01/2016 of Ibuprofen Tablets, USP, 600 mg, in a […]Learn more
Department of Defense Allocates $7.5 Million for Epilepsy Research in Appropriations Bill!
CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “CURE applauds the announcement today from the U.S. Department of Defense – allocating $7.5 million dedicated to epilepsy research – and thanks Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his leadership on this issue. The incidence of epilepsy increased by an alarming 52 percent from 2006 to 2010, with approximately 8 percent of those afflicted having been […]Learn more