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4 April, 2013

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

By | 2017-05-09T02:12:00+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 March, 2013

Anyone in the World Can Have a Seizure… But in PA, Epilepsy Programs are in More Danger!

By | 2017-05-09T13:19:18+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Legislative|0 Comments

Act NOW - Contact Your PA State Representative and Senator Today VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR EPILEPSY PROGRAMS March 12th is Epilepsy Awareness Day in PA's state capital in Harrisburg. Epilepsy services have been zeroed out in the proposed budget so we need your help! Take the time to call,e-mail, write or fax your PA State Representative [...]

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 [...]

12 November, 2012

RAISE Resolution Needs Your Help

By | 2017-05-09T13:22:41+00:00 November 12th, 2012|Fundraiser|0 Comments

The RAISE Resolution (House Resolution 298) Needs Your Help Now, More Than Ever! Take Action! Contact your representative now - Time is running out With 105 cosponsors, House Resolution 298 (the RAISE Resolution) has plenty of support. Thanks to all of your efforts, RAISE has come a very long way. However, your work is not [...]

2 November, 2012

November 2012 Epilepsy Awareness Month!

By | 2017-05-09T13:23:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|November Epilepsy Awareness Month|0 Comments

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is spreading the news and asking our 18 counties to join us in awareness. The EFEPA organized many ways you can participate in National Epilepsy Awareness Month. We will be kicking off the month with an awareness campaign, including Philadelphia’s skyline going purple, [...]

28 September, 2012

PA Voter ID Law Blocked

By | 2017-05-09T13:26:40+00:00 September 28th, 2012|Legislative|0 Comments

UPDATE!!! Voter Registration ID law is Blocked for the Upcoming Presidential Election Know YOUR Voting Rights Pennsylvania Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2012. You must register to vote by Tuesday, October 9, 2012. What You Need to Know About PA’s New Voter ID Law Starting with the November 6, 2012 election, you will be [...]

5 September, 2012

Home Security Tips For Epilepsy Sufferers

By | 2017-05-09T13:27:45+00:00 September 5th, 2012|Education|0 Comments

Epilepsy is a condition that requires the full attention of all family members on a continuous basis in order to prevent physical injuries during sudden seizures. In this regard, all family members are required to carefully asses all areas around the house to determine their potential perils. Home safety is crucial for the 65 million [...]

17 July, 2012

Epilepsy Services Saved

By | 2017-05-09T13:28:29+00:00 July 17th, 2012|Advocacy|0 Comments

It is with great sincerity that we inform you that epilepsy services have been restored in the state budget. The Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania (EFEPA) encourages you to thank your elected officials for supporting the 2012-13 appropriation for epilepsy support services within Pennsylvania’s General Fund Budget.  Our entire organization appreciates the fact that you reached [...]

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 [...]

7 March, 2012

Call to Action

By | 2017-05-09T13:44:58+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Advocacy, Legislative|0 Comments

GOVERNOR CORBETT PROPOSES ELIMINATION OF EPILEPSY FUNDING IN BUDGET ACT NOW - EPILEPSY HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED & UNDER FUNDED FOR TOO LONG! On Tuesday, February 7, Governor Tom Corbett presented his state budget proposal to the General Assembly calling for the elimination of 33 state budget line items.  Included in this is the Department of [...]

6 March, 2012

March 2012 E-Newsletter

By | 2017-05-09T13:35:10+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Newsletter|0 Comments

Visit our site March 2012 CALL TO ACTION! Governor Corbett Proposes Elimination of Epilepsy Funding in Budget On Tuesday, February 7, Governor Tom Corbett presented his state budget proposal to the General Assembly calling for the elimination of 33 state budget line items. Included in this is the Department of Health line item for epilepsy [...]

11 January, 2012

ONFI (clobazam) Tablets now Available in the U.S. at Pharmacies

By | 2017-05-09T13:36:37+00:00 January 11th, 2012|Epilepsy Medication, Treatment|0 Comments

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lundbeck announced today that ONFI Tablets are now available for prescribing in the United States. The FDA recently approved ONFI for adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in patients two years and older.1 ONFI is an oral anti-epileptic drug (AED) of the benzodiazepine class, and is a 1,5 benzodiazepine.1 ONFI [...]