Awareness

24 September, 2014

Join the EFEPA in the Philadelphia Marathon!

By | 2017-05-09T01:50:03+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Awareness, Fundraiser|0 Comments

Josh ran the 8k! 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 [...]

10 June, 2014

Epilepsy Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park!

By | 2017-05-09T01:54:49+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness|0 Comments

Mark your calendars: July 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Night with the Philadelphia Phillies! Watch our hometown heroes take on the Arizona Diamondbacks while you treat the hero in your life to a wonderful night. Plus you'll help us create more awareness of epilepsy! What could be better? Visit www.phillies.com/epilepsyfoundation to purchase your tickets. Prices range from $17 [...]

2 April, 2014

Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

By | 2017-05-09T01:58:30+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Epilepsy Medication, Legislative, Treatment|0 Comments

  The Epilepsy Foundation of America has started a petition on the White House website. We need your help!  We are calling on the President and the Drug Enforcement Administration to reschedule marijuana to a lower level under the controlled substances act.  The Foundation supports this change to benefit greater access to marijuana and its [...]

7 March, 2014

Funding for Epilepsy Services Eliminated

By | 2017-05-09T01:59:16+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Legislative|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. This is [...]

27 September, 2013

Take Action Now in Pennsylvania

By | 2017-05-09T02:01:24+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Awareness, Legislative|0 Comments

Your Voice is Needed in Pennsylvania! Protect Access to Medication in Pennsylvania! Urge your legislator to exclude epilepsy medications from the prescription drug monitoring program The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a bill, HB 1694, that would expand the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to include anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs). Drug monitoring programs have been established in [...]

15 April, 2013

Community Outreach in Bethlehem

By | 2017-05-09T02:11:04+00:00 April 15th, 2013|Awareness|0 Comments

Join Us at St. Luke's Hospital Community Outreach in the Bethlehem/Easton area 6:00 pm – 6:30 Meet and Greet 6:30-7:30 Speaker These informal and educational meetings are open to the public.  Anyone can attend! Location: St. Luke’s Hospital – Anderson Campus Medical Office Building Follow signs to the Conference Room 1700 Riverside Circle Easton, PA  [...]

30 November, 2012

You are the Key to Independence

By | 2017-05-09T13:21:40+00:00 November 30th, 2012|Awareness|0 Comments

We want to take a moment to tell you about one of our devoted volunteers, Dan Dougherty. Dan has had epilepsy since age 10 and lives every day wondering when his next seizure will occur. This is the reality that many individuals face every day, but Dan doesn’t let his uncontrolled seizures stop him from [...]

6 July, 2012

Breaking down the Affordable Care Act

By | 2017-05-09T13:29:23+00:00 July 6th, 2012|Awareness, Legislative|0 Comments

For decades, American presidents and legislative leaders have attempted to pass a law which would lead to greater accessibility to quality affordable health care.  On March 23, 2010, the first national law addressing this issue was signed into law. The U.S. Supreme Court has just determined that the Act is, in fact, constitutional.  Most of [...]

24 April, 2012

April 2012 E-Newsletter

By | 2017-05-09T13:31:09+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Fundraiser, Legislative, Newsletter|0 Comments

Visit our site April 2012 Calling All Epilepsy Advocates! If Someone You Love Has Epilepsy or Seizures... Contact PA Governor Corbett and your elected officials today! The upcoming month is critical to reinstating the state funding for epilepsy services and it depends on you! Do not rely on your neighbor to speak up; we need [...]

23 April, 2012

Kids Speak Up! 2012

By | 2017-05-09T13:32:47+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Legislative|0 Comments

On April 1st - April 3rd, the EFEPA participated in the Epilepsy Foundation of America's annual Kids Speak Up!  This program is the centerpiece advocacy initiative with over 250 advocates, including other Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, children, doctors and volunteers that come from across the nation to share their story, raise awareness, [...]

5 April, 2012

Institute of Medicine’s Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

By | 2017-05-09T13:33:35+00:00 April 5th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Treatment|0 Comments

Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, Epilepsy across the Spectrum. The report highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families, while promoting a better understanding of the disorder.  It also brings to light that at least [...]

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