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29 January, 2020

EFEPA Teams Up to Champion Haley’s Law

By |2020-01-29T11:50:42-05:00January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EFEPA Teams Up to Champion Haley’s Law

Legislative Efforts Will Help Protect the Approximately 16,900 Children Living with Epilepsy in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) January 29, 2020 – Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania along with Plum family, today announce Haley’s Law, House Bill 1975, in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives which calls to ensure all school personnel, including nurses, and teachers, are not only [...]

25 October, 2019

Amazing Turnout for the Walk to End Epilepsy – Lancaster!

By |2019-10-25T11:00:08-04:00October 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amazing Turnout for the Walk to End Epilepsy – Lancaster!

(Lancaster, PA) October 12, 2019 – The inaugural Walk to End Epilepsy - Lancaster was an outstanding success. On Saturday, October 12th we welcomed 350 Walkers to Clipper Magazine Stadium. Together, we raised over $30,000 for our local epilepsy community. It was an incredible day filled with emotions and hope to End Epilepsy.  The EFEPA would like to extend [...]

24 October, 2019

EFEPA’s First Strides Against Seizures 5k

By |2019-10-25T10:48:51-04:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on EFEPA’s First Strides Against Seizures 5k

(Philadelphia, PA) October 6, 2019 – The EFEPA's first Strides Against Seizures 5K was a success! Our Team loved seeing our dedicated community members come together to raise funds and awareness for epilepsy. It was wonderful getting to meet some new faces and catch up with some old friends. We would like to also extend [...]

19 October, 2016

Community Members Come Together To Support EFEPA

By |2017-05-08T19:44:06-04:00October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Community Members Come Together To Support EFEPA

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 [...]

19 October, 2016

Strike-Out Epilepsy In Stroudsburg

By |2017-05-08T19:44:50-04:00October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Strike-Out Epilepsy In Stroudsburg

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 [...]

18 March, 2016

Help Save our Services with the PA Budget

By |2017-05-08T19:45:42-04:00March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Help Save our Services with the PA Budget

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 [...]

1 December, 2015

From our Community: How Amy Overcame her Epilepsy

By |2017-05-08T19:47:36-04:00December 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on From our Community: How Amy Overcame her Epilepsy

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 [...]

10 August, 2015

New Study Suggests Link Between Music Therapy and Epilepsy

By |2017-05-08T19:48:34-04:00August 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Study Suggests Link Between Music Therapy and Epilepsy

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 [...]

5 August, 2015

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

By |2017-05-08T19:49:11-04:00August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on First 3D-printed Drug approved by FDA is for Epilepsy

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 [...]

13 July, 2015

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

By |2017-05-08T19:49:55-04:00July 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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 [...]

9 July, 2015

Swim Safety Precautions

By |2017-05-08T19:51:55-04:00July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Swim Safety Precautions

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 [...]

12 March, 2015

Viennese Concert and Ball for Epilepsy

By |2017-05-09T01:46:31-04:00March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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! [...]

8 October, 2014

Longtime Volunteer Dan featured in Video about Life with Epilepsy!

By |2017-05-09T01:48:11-04:00October 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 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, Dan (left) with fellow Summer Stroller Mike! attends as many EFEPA events as he can, is the Team Captain for the Philly Brainstormers Summer Stroll Team, and works hard [...]

30 September, 2014

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

By |2017-05-09T01:48:54-04:00September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dr. Ignacio Valencia nominated as a Philly Mag Health Hero!

  Dr. Valencia, center, with the 2014 Camp Achieve Medical Staff! 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 [...]

15 July, 2013

The L.E.A.P to Understanding

By |2017-05-09T02:08:11-04:00July 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The L.E.A.P to Understanding

The L.E.A.P. to Understanding – Local Epilepsy Awareness Project Invites You To ... Join Us on For A Community Conversation About Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders  With Your Help We Will: Identify our community needs, existing services, and service gaps. Deepen our connections as a community concerned about the impact of epilepsy on children. Inspire action that would [...]

4 April, 2013

Wilkes-Barre Area Art Program Gives Confidence to People with Epilepsy

By |2017-05-09T02:12:00-04:00April 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wilkes-Barre Area Art Program Gives Confidence to People with Epilepsy

Wilkes-Barre, March 22, 2013- Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program is being offered for the FIRST time for people with epilepsy in the Wyoming Valley Area of North Eastern Pennsylvania. Offered by Epilepsy Foundation affiliates across the country, Studio E empowers people with epilepsy to creatively express feelings related to epilepsy and connect with [...]

12 March, 2013

A Day of Music in Support of Epilepsy Awareness

By |2017-05-09T02:12:39-04:00March 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Day of Music in Support of Epilepsy Awareness

CONTACT: Kylie Anzalone (267) 688-3616 kylie_anzalone@yahoo.com Julia Greenberger (215) 629-5003 x107 jgreenberger@efepa.org www.efepa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A Day of Music in Support of Epilepsy Awareness Join us at the Fuge for live music while raising funds for epilepsy! Warminster, PA – March 12, 2013 – Supporters of the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania will host a [...]

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