About the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation
of Arizona leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome
challenges created by epilepsy.
than 65,000 Arizonans have been diagnosed with epilepsy and thousands
more are being diagnosed each year; yet it remains one of our most
misunderstood and least know health issues. About half of the
people with epilepsy have continuing seizures, even with
treatment. Many face problems in educational attainment,
employment, transportation, and social interaction.
Since 1973, the Epilepsy Foundation of
Arizona has been dedicated to the welfare of people with
epilepsy. The goals are the prevention and cure of seizure
disorders, the alleviation of their effects, and the promotion of
independence and optimal quality of life for people who have these
The Foundation is
governed by a board of directors consisting of leaders from the Arizona
business and medical communities. Additionally, the success of
the organization and our programs is as a direct result of our hundreds of volunteers.
Foundation of Arizona has developed public education programs that
foster community awareness to improve the health care and community
support available to all persons affected by epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a generic term for a variety of seizure disorders
characterized by chronic recurring seizures. A seizure is a
disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain. One in
every ten Americans has had, or will have, at least one seizure at some
time in their lives.
provided to the epilepsy community include (i) providing information and
education on living successfully with epilepsy (ii) conducting
professional and lay seminars (iii) providing a one week camping
experience for children with epilepsy (iv) reaching out to populations
at risk of developing epilepsy including Iraq and Afghanistan veterans,
Seniors, African-Americans, Native Americans and Latino communities (v)
training school nurses, law enforcement, first responders, caretakers,
and other professionals in seizure recognition, treatment, and response.
Contributions to the Epilepsy Foundation
of Arizona are tax deductible under the IRS code 501 (c)
(3). The Tax ID number for the Epilepsy
Foundation of Arizona is 86-6080639.
Contact the EFAZ
W. Thomas Road, 2nd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Toll Free: (888) 768-2690