EFEPA Offices

Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania

919 Walnut Street, Suite 700

Philadelphia, PA 19107-5237

Main Number: (215) 629-5003

PA Toll Free: (800) 887-7165

FAX: (215) 629-4997

Wyoming Valley Office
71 N. Franklin St
Kirby Health Center
Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
(570) 592-1150

Lehigh Valley
Allentown, PA
(610) 737-0613

Lancaster County
Lancaster, PA
(215) 629-5003 x104
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Resources for Women

The EFEPA holds women’s conference…………. (link to women’s conference)
Exchange Presentation
Bone Health


18March, 2016

Help Save our Services with the PA Budget

By |March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

16March, 2016

Positive Phase 3 Pivotal Study Results for Epiodiolex (cannabidiol) from GW Pharmaceuticals

By |March 16th, 2016|Education, Epilepsy Medication, Media, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

1December, 2015

From our Community: How Amy Overcame her Epilepsy

By |December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

10August, 2015

New Study Suggests Link Between Music Therapy and Epilepsy

By |August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

5August, 2015

First 3D-printed Drug approved by FDA is for Epilepsy

By |August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

13July, 2015

PhRMA and Epilepsy Foundation Report More Than 400 Medicines in Development to Treat Neurological Disorders

By |July 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

10July, 2015

Epilepsy Awareness Night with the Phillies

By |July 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

August 29th is Epilepsy Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park. Join us as the Phils take on the San Diego Padres all while raising awareness about epilepsy! Tickets are discounted by $4 and an additional $4 per ticket will be donated to the EFEPA!

Tickets are available online at www.phillies.com/epilepsy.
Let’s turn the ballpark Purple for Epilepsy!
We encourage you […]

9July, 2015

Swim Safety Precautions

By |July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

29June, 2015

PA Budget Eliminates Funding for Epilepsy Services

By |June 29th, 2015|Advocacy, Education, Legislative, Media|0 Comments



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 […]

29June, 2015

Summer Stroll for Epilepsy Team Spotlights

By |June 29th, 2015|Advocacy, Awareness, Donations, Fundraiser, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

12March, 2015

Viennese Concert and Ball for Epilepsy

By |March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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! […]

21October, 2014

EFEPA Joins in with the Extraordinary Give!

By |October 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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, […]

8October, 2014

Longtime Volunteer Dan featured in Video about Life with Epilepsy!

By |October 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

30September, 2014

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

By |September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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! […]

24September, 2014

Join the EFEPA in the Philadelphia Marathon!

By |September 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

5August, 2014

EFEPA Supports Federal Medical Cannabis Bill

By |August 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

 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 […]

29July, 2014

Penn and Mayo Clinic Challenging Researchers to Improve Treatments for Epilepsy

By |July 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

22July, 2014

Recall of Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) Tablets

By |July 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

18July, 2014

Department of Defense Allocates $7.5 Million for Epilepsy Research in Appropriations Bill!

By |July 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

20June, 2014

The Summer Stroll is Finally Here!

By |June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

June 20, 2014: The 18th Annual Summer Stroll for Epilepsy is almost here! We have been astounded by all of your efforts and are so appreciative of your dedication to raising awareness and funds for those with epilepsy. You can still register up until 2:00 pm TODAY, Friday June 20. People who do not register on the […]