(Philadelphia, PA) August 3, 2018- The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) has agreed to renew its longstanding affiliation with the Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA). EFEPA will continue to support the EFA’s nationwide efforts in the areas of advocacy, awareness, research and education for patients, caregivers and medical personnel in the epilepsy community. After 45 years of affiliation, EFEPA is proud to continue working in collaboration with the national network of Epilepsy Foundation affiliates and other organizations that serve people with epilepsy to strengthen community support.

“We’re so proud to continue this critical partnership in helping those living with epilepsy in our area with the support of national resources” said Elizabeth Beil, President and CEO of the EFEPA.

The EFEPA is also pleased to announce that Stephen Wouch, founder of Wouch, Maloney & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, will serve on the newly formed Epilepsy Foundation Network Relations Committee. Mr. Wouch is the Immediate Past-Chairman of the EFEPA’s Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board since 2009. Mr. Wouch will serve on the national committee representing the EFEPA.

“Steve is a tireless advocate for people with epilepsy and their families” said Beil. “His expertise and leadership will assure they have the local and national resources to navigate the challenges presented by life with seizures” she added.

The EFEPA remains dedicated to providing education, support and advocacy for people affected by epilepsy in this region through community education and outreach, epilepsy educational conferences and workshops, training, and services for children, adults, and families affected by epilepsy. This also includes programs like Camp Achieve that make it possible for children living with epilepsy to experience the joy and independence of summer camp.

Although affiliated with the EFA, the EFEPA is not funded by the national organization and is grateful to receive support from community members through donations and fundraising events like the annual Mardi Gras Gala, the Charley Roach Golf Invitational, and Walk for Epilepsy events.

About the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania

For over 40 years, the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania has led the fight to end epilepsy and overcome challenges created by seizures by focusing on education, support and advocacy. The EFEPA offers a range of free services and programs to improve the quality of life and empower those who are affected by epilepsy and their caregivers. They also support research to accelerate cures for the epilepsies, support the training and work of new pediatric neurology/epilepsy specialists, and also seek to educate the general public – those that work with, care for, serve, do business with, educate or encounter people with epilepsy during their daily lives – to better understand epilepsy/seizure disorders.