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Epilepsy Arizona

06 Aug


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.


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.


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.

01 Apr


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 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



April 1, 2020 | By |


“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



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



  • 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:

24 Apr


Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |


Camp Candlelight will be held at Whispering Hope Ranch in Payson, AZ; June 19-24, 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions


  • What age do I need to be?

This year we have switched from ages to grades. That means, instead of
campers being from 7-16, campers will now be going into 2nd grade –
Senior Year in High School. Seniors will be considered Leaders in Training.
They will NOT attend Staff Training, but they will have their own schedule at
camp. That means that people are eligible to be a CIT the Summer
AFTER senior year.


  • What is the application process like?

Your application is not official until it is 100% completed and submitted.
Starting the application does not reserve a spot for your camper.



  • Who is on Staff? Will my child be safe?

All of our camp volunteers go through training and a background check.
Many have been volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation for years!
For medical staff we partner with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and local
epilepsy centers to provide nurses, doctors, epileptologists, and medical
assistants to provide the best medical care for your children!

  • How much does it cost?

Thanks to the generosity of donors and fundraising events supporting the
Epilepsy Foundation – Arizona, we are able to offer camp $35 per camper.
If you are unable to pay that amount, please reach out to Allie Anderson
at and we can chat about options.


  • Is transportation provided?

Transportation is not provided, and will be the responsibility of the
camper/parent to get to camp on time and pick up their camper on time.





26 Feb


Arizona’s Walk to End Epilepsy

February 26, 2021 | By |


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Walk to End Epilepsy!


Stay tuned for information on the 2022 Walk to End Epilepsy!








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


28 Mar


Give In Honor or Memory of a Loved One

March 28, 2019 | By |

Do you know someone affected by epilepsy? Make a gift online or by mail in honor of someone you know or in memory of a loved one who was lost too soon to epilepsy.


06 Nov


Lemonade for Livy

November 6, 2018 | By |

Lemonade for Livy raises epilepsy awareness and supports the Epilepsy Foundation’s work to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives through lemonade stands and parties. These events bring people together from around the world together to give hope to those with epilepsy and their families.

We all have our unique stories and experiences with epilepsy. Collectively, we make up the epilepsy community and family. As a family, we need to work as one to raise awareness, provide support, and fund research that will lead to a cure. 65 million people around the world live with epilepsy. That doesn’t include the tens of millions of family members and friends who are also impacted by the disorder. Think of the power we have when we all work toward a common mission.

Honored Hero

Olivia Scheinman (Livy) is the inspiration and symbol behind Lemonade for Livy, a movement created by her family’s organization, Livy’s Hope. Since birth, Livy has been plagued by the damaging effects of epilepsy. She has endured multiple major brain surgeries but the seizures persist.

What started as one neighborhood lemonade stand to raise money in honor of Livy is expanding into a global campaign. It continues to grow because of Livy’s twin sister Hailey and the special bond the girls share, a mother’s love, and a father’s promise made long ago. For more information about Lemonade for Livy, please visit

Your Honored Hero

Join Livy as a hero and hold a Lemonade for Livy event for someone you know with epilepsy too!

Create Your Own Event

  • Hold a Lemon or Lemonade-themed Happy Hour at your home, apartment, or place of residence or set one up with a friend!
  • Host a dinner party or get together with friends and/or family
  • Any type of Lemon-themed party for birthdays, special occasions, etc.
  • Host a lemon-themed bake sale
  • Hold an event or lemonade stand on your college campus with friends or as part of a sorority/fraternity event
  • Create your own lemon-themed craft party event

The possibilities are ENDLESS and getting started is EASY!




14 Apr


Fry’s Community Rewards

April 14, 2014 | By |

Did you know you can support the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona just by shopping at Fry’s? It’s easy when you enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards!

To get started, click here to sign in to your VIP account and search for “epilepsy” or type in #44036 to select us as your charitable partner. A portion of all purchases will be donated to the Foundation to help support our mission!

Enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards Today!

14 Apr


Amazon Smile

April 14, 2014 | By |

Are you an avid Amazon shopper? Why not shop and give at the same time! Visit and before you begin shopping, select the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona.
Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to us!

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona by starting your shopping at
Use Amazon Smile & Donate Today

04 Oct


Epilepsy Research

October 4, 2017 | By |

Since the 1990’s, more than a dozen new drugs, devices, and dietary therapies have become available to people living with epilepsy. Despite the benefits and reduced side effects these treatments have offered, the number of people living with epilepsy who cannot effectively control their seizures has remained at 30%, the same as it was more than two decades ago.

It is time to shake up the system with a new approach. Let’s change the system – together.

The Epilepsy Foundation Research Program supports the entire spectrum of discovery from idea to market and is focused solely on the needs of people with epilepsy. We help foster the development of the next generation of scientists and support research that leads to better treatments and care. We strive for excellence, innovation, and radical thinking to end epilepsy. Join our fight: