Everyone here at the Epilepsy Foundation would like to say thank you for all of your support this year at our walk. We raised $61,000 and had almost 600 walkers show up to support us. We look forward to seeing you all again next November.
This 3 ½ hour train-the-trainer program features a neuro-nurse explaining aspects of epilepsy, seizure types, diagnosis, treatment, and first aid for the student having a seizure. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via the form below.
Camp Candlelight 2014 at Sky-Y in Prescott was an amazing experience! The kids got to enjoy activities rock wall, high ropes course, giant swing, paintball, arts & crafts and more! Many thanks to all of the campers, counselors, and volunteers that helped make Camp Candlelight 2014 a great success!
Camp Candlelight features activities such as rock climbing, ropes course, S’mores around the campfire, swimming, arts and crafts and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.
We are excited to offer Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program to people with epilepsy in the Greater Phoenix area. Studio E offers group art therapy sessions for Adults, Teens, and Children with epilepsy, allowing them to explore their creativity, meet others with epilepsy and express themselves in an open, accepting and safe group setting. Art is a natural way to communicate, relieve tension and express emotions. During the program, participants work with licensed art therapists using a variety of artistic media, including painting, sketching and sculpting. Because some things are easier to “say” through art, Studio E provides people impacted by epilepsy a unique opportunity to express themselves and open up about their experiences with the condition.
This year’s program will take place on June 21 & 28, July 12 & 26, and August 2 & 9. The children’s group will meet from 9:00am-10:00am and the adult group will meet from 10:00am-12:00pm at Phoenix Center for the Arts (located at 1202 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004). For more information about the Studio E program, or to enroll in this year’s sessions, contact Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602) 406-3581. Registration will close on June 11, 2014.
Studio E is made possible through an ongoing partnership between Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy, and the Epilepsy Foundation. To learn more about the Studio E program or see artwork generated during previous programs, visit YourPartnerInEpilepsy.com.
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