The Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania is proud to receive support from community members and clients, just like you, through third-party fundraisers throughout the year. Individuals throughout Eastern Pennsylvania started creative and engaging fundraisers to raise awareness and support our programming. Many individuals host their fundraiser during November, which is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Please […]
When Alex Zabosky was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2007, it changed his family’s life forever. Alex worried about how his 11-year old daughter, Alyssa, was affected by his epilepsy. Alyssa was only three when Alex was first diagnosed, and he was concerned that it scared Alyssa to see the seizures. However, Alex remained positive by […]
Urge the Governor to Approve HB 1801
Governor Wolf now has before him House Bill 1801, a 2015-2016 supplemental State budget. This bill includes $550,000 in funding for the Epilepsy Support Services line item. The Governor has vetoed this funding in the past and we must ask him to support it now.
PLEASE take the time to […]
London, UK; 14 March 2016: GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH, AIM: “GWP,” “GW,” “the Company” or “the Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announces the positive results of the first pivotal Phase 3 study of its investigational medicine Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) for […]
Amy Love had her first seizure almost 25 years ago.
So Amy did what many newly diagnosed people do—she saw a neurologist and started taking medication, but she never gained seizure control. Soon after she lost her license and was forced to rely on her family for help for even the simplest, everyday tasks. Life was […]
TORONTO — The brains of people with epilepsy appear to react to music differently from the brains of those who do not have the disorder, a finding that could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.
“We believe that music could potentially be used […]
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the first every drug created by 3D printing. The medicine, Spritam (levetiracetam) is produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals and will be used to treat epilepsy. By producing the drug via 3D printing, the medicine dissolves faster in water than previous versions. Therefore, the pill is great for children or […]
PhRMA and Epilepsy Foundation Report More Than 400 Medicines in Development to Treat Neurological Disorders
Advancements in science and precision medicine mean new hope for patients
Monday, July 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. — America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. As highlighted in a new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America […]
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.
When planning your summer activities, please remember that if you or someone […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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, […]
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 epilepsy […]
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 Camp! […]
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 […]
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 the […]
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 50 […]
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 […]