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Epilepsy Arizona

06 Aug

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Seizure First Aid Certification

August 6, 2020 | By |

How can I become Seizure First Aid Certified?

Seizure First Aid Certification Training is offered online by the Epilepsy Foundation of America with instructor-led webinars.

UPCOMING TRAININGS

To take an online class:

  • Register by clicking on the registration link. (If you are taking the training with others, each person needs to register separately.)
  • After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a pre-test.
  • Take a pre-test before the training.
  • You will receive training materials by email.
  • Allow 75 minutes for the training.
  • At the end of the training, you will be sent a link to take a post-test.

FIRST AID VIDEOS

How long does the certification last?

The certification lasts 2 years. You will be sent an email to re-certify every 2 years with a shorter online class.

09 Apr

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Kendra Scott Gives Back Event

April 9, 2020 | By |

NOVEMBER 6-7: KENDRA SCOTT GIVES BACK – TUCSON

SHOP FOR GOOD NOVEMBER 6TH-7TH, 12AM – 11:55PM (online) using code GIVEBACK-073K at checkout or in-person at Kendra Scott La Encantada – 2905 E Skyline Dr #232, Tucson, AZ 85718 (during normal business hours) – be sure to mention Epilepsy Foundation Arizona at checkout – and 20% of proceeds will be donated back to EFAZ!

DECEMBER 11-12: KENDRA SCOTT GIVES BACK – SCOTTSDALE

SHOP FOR GOOD DECEMBER 11TH-12TH, 12AM – 11:55PM (online) using code GIVEBACK8828 at checkout or in-person at Kendra Scott Scottsdale Quarter – 15147 N Scottsdale Rd SUITE H-155, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (during normal business hours) – be sure to mention Epilepsy Foundation Arizona at checkout – and 20% of proceeds will be donated back to EFAZ!

LEARN MORE

SPECIAL RATES BELOW ONLY APPLY TO SPECIFIC DATE/HOURS LISTED ABOVE.

All are welcome and during the specific date/hours 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation Arizona!

01 Apr

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Join Kids Crew!

April 1, 2020 | By |

Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew

The Epilepsy Foundation thinks that kids have big hearts and are able to do amazing things. We created the Kids Crew with three areas in mind where we believe you can excel in your journey with epilepsy.

  1. Creating epilepsy awareness to help educate family, friends, and your community.
  2. Sharing your stories so that others can learn from your experiences.
  3. Participating in Lemonade for Livy, the Purple Pumpkin Project, and local walks.

At the Kids Crew, we want you to use your imagination and think creatively. We know kids have unique gifts that can be used to give back to others under the three areas on which we focus. We want you to take it upon yourself to come up with ideas that can impact your community based on what you have experienced. Doing so allows for teamwork, helps you learn more about epilepsy, and gives you confidence. Our belief is that you can use your talents to give back to others and to make a real difference.

We think you are capable of tremendous kind and generous acts! We know you have the ability to change lives and look forward to telling you about some of the amazing kids who are doing great things in their communities. At the Kids Crew, we respect others, never judge one another, and believe every kid is important. What you learn at the Kids Crew will help you in many areas of your life.

The program is free to join and is for kids ages 14 and under of all abilities. If you don’t have epilepsy, we still want you to join. Often, siblings, friends, and relatives of those with epilepsy are the best advocates. We are looking for those who want to learn, spread awareness, and make a difference. And have fun, too!!

Kids Crew Membership Kit

Kids Crew members will receive:

  • A certificate
  • Kids Crew pin
  • Lanyard and membership card
  • Quarterly newsletter

In the future, your family will also have the ability to connect with other Kids Crew members at local events so you can make a difference, together.

Register for the Kids Crew

Joining the Kids Crew is easy and FREE!

Parents, please CLICK HERE to register.

After participating, make sure you send us an email at Kids-Crew@efa.org to tell us what you have done. Pictures are always great. You may even wind up in the Kids Crew newsletter! Once you describe what you have done, we will get your pin right out to you. If you a need some help from your family to complete the activities, that is fine with us.

For more information about the activities and to see the pins, please click here.

*Only one pin can be earned per activity, for example, if you teach your class about epilepsy and also create awareness while you teach, only the Educating Others pin will be awarded. You must be a registered Kids Crew first before completing an activity to earn a pin.

01 Apr

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

April 1, 2020 | By |

WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER

“As we work to combat the spread of COVID-19, access to resources that can help support families and businesses in this time of need is critical. We’re calling on Arizonans to be informed, get engaged, and support organizations doing important work to keep our communities safe and healthy. Arizona will get through this together.” – Doug Ducey, Governor of Arizona

#AZTogether

LEARN MORE

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey Issues Executive Stay at Home Order
(Effective 5 PM March 31st, 2020 – April 30th, 2020 – unless extended)

VIEW ORDER

OTHER RESOURCES:

  • AZ.GOV (Arizona Government Website)

  • ADHS (Arizona Dept. of Health Services)

  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • NIH (National Institutes of Health)

  • WHO (World Health Organization)


Epilepsy Foundation of America Links & Resources:

25 Apr

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Annual Gala

April 25, 2014 | By |

Thank you for taking part in Arizona’s 2020 All The Glitters VIRTUAL Waves of Change for Epilepsy Gala!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for making Arizona’s 2020 Epilepsy Gala such a success!

VIEW 2019 PHOTOS

Our annual gala is one of the valley’s most anticipated social events of the season, bringing together some of Arizona’s best in support of epilepsy. Over the years, The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona has established itself as a leader in epilepsy education, awareness, and advocacy. We continue to strive to provide forward-thinking programs and resources for as many Arizonans as possible.

Events like the annual gala are vital to funding the many programs and services offered by the Foundation. Your attendance at the Gala makes a bold statement of your support of the individuals who live with this challenging disorder. As a sponsor or attendee, you will forever be associated with the services the Foundation provides.

20 Apr

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EFAZ Share Your Story Project

April 20, 2017 | By |

If you have epilepsy, are the parent/guardian, sibling, or friend of someone w/epilepsy and want to share your story to help inspire others, please carefully read and complete the following form. Thank you!

  • NOTE: ALL participants MUST read/complete the following release form in order to have their responses considered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. Thank you!
  • Please provide a response to the following questions below:

 

Verification

24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

  • Our COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor the situation and safety guidelines of the CDC and Arizona. Camp Registration will be available when it is deemed safe for us to officially hold Camp Candlelight 2021 in-person. We want to see to our campers so virtual activities will be a back-up if an in-person camp is not an option based on the ever-changing status of COVID-19. Camper and volunteer safety is always our main priority.

About Camp Candlelight

For an entire week, children with epilepsy (ages 8-17), enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a classic trip to summer camp. While partaking in camp adventures and entertainment, the children are able to leave behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. At Camp Candlelight, campers are surrounded by dozens of other campers who have epilepsy and share in many of the same experiences stemming from the seizure disorder. Camp is often the first time many children meet others their age with epilepsy. Imagine the unique opportunity children have by not worrying about what people think if they have a seizure or if they will be excluded from activities just because they are different. At Camp Candlelight, epilepsy is the norm.

Camp Candlelight features activities such as: rock climbing, high ropes course, s’mores around the campfire, paintball, swimming, Studio E, epilepsy informational sessions and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.

Camper Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Be ages 8 through 17 (exceptions on case by case basis depending upon doctor’s note regarding child’s cognitive level)
  • Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet with minimal assistance

20 Oct

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Epilepsy Support Groups

October 20, 2015 | By |

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 ALL REMAINING SUPPORT GROUPS IN MARCH AND APRIL 2020 ARE CANCELLED. Stay up-to-date on the latest by viewing our calendar of events.

We truly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety and health of our community and and staff must come first. Thank you for your patience and understanding and please stay safe and healthy!

Learn More

We offer a number of monthly epilepsy support & empowerment groups across the state that provide individuals with epilepsy and their families, the opportunity to meet, share resources, speak with medical professionals and unite.

 

18 Nov

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Epilepsy Awareness Night with The Coyotes!

November 18, 2019 | By |

See you at the next Epilepsy Awareness Game with the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in 2021!

PLEASE NOTE: For those with photosensitive epilepsy – arena lights will be activated throughout the game.

26 Feb

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Arizona’s Walk to End Epilepsy

February 26, 2021 | By |

 

Register for the 2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY Here!

 

 

The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to supporting the epilepsy community. That’s why this year, the Walk to END EPILEPSY experience you love isn’t going away — we’re just bringing it to you, reimagined.

Even if you’re isolated geographically, we will be united in our hearts and mission to raise a historic $1.75 Million and collectively have all our participants walk 2.6 million miles in our first-ever 2.6 Million Mile Challenge, for the 1 in 26 people who will develop epilepsy in their lifetime!

All across the nation, small teams of family and friends will register for a Walk in their community and hit the streets, trails, and treadmills to walk a mile-a-day or 100 a week and help us get to our 2.6 million mile goal together. While we won’t be gathering in person, no matter where you live, with each step and fundraising dollar, we’ll be closer to reaching our goal: a world free from epilepsy and free from fear of the next seizure.

On May 1 and June 5, our Walk to END EPILEPSY participants, family and friends, advocates, and partners will step up our strength and energy even further. You’ll be able to watch inspirational, engaging livestreams and connect with other likeminded epilepsy warriors throughout the country to raise our voice and celebrate our accomplishments. Let’s make history, together.

 

 

 

WHAT WE WALK FOR

TAKE ACTION AND WALK TO END EPILEPSY!

Share the reason why you walk using the hashtag(s)
#EndEpilepsy and/or #AZEpilepsyWalk on social media.