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29 Mar

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2018 5k for Epilepsy

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25 Sep

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2017 Waves of Change for Epilepsy Gala

September 25, 2017 | By |

Photo CreditJam Sani Photography

 

24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

 

Camp Candlelight 2020 will take place May 24th – May 30th at Camp Sky-Y in Prescott, AZ

2019 CAMP APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

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

 

We’d like to thank and recognize our 2019 Camp Candlelight Sponsors for their generous support!

 

04 Oct

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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: www.epilepsy.com/research.

20 Oct

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Epilepsy Support Groups

October 20, 2015 | By |

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.

View our Calendar for more details!

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21 Mar

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Epilepsy Awareness Night with The Dbacks!

March 21, 2019 | By |

Stay tuned for our 3rd Annual #EpilepsyAwareness Night game with the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in 2020 (Date TBD).

25 Apr

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Arizona’s Walk to End Epilepsy

April 25, 2014 | By |

SEE YOU SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 AT RIO VISTA COMMUNITY PARK FOR ARIZONA’S NEXT WALK TO END EPILEPSY!

Each year, thousands of families find themselves facing uncertainty when their loved ones suddenly experience seizures and epilepsy-associated challenges.

Join us each Spring to help raise epilepsy awareness at Arizona’s Walk to End Epilepsy! This is a family-friendly, community awareness, walk/run event which includes music, dancing, entertainment and more!

VIEW 2019 PHOTOS

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TAKE ACTION AND BRING #HOPEFOREPILEPSY

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

2019 Top Fundraising Teams

TEAM NAME$ AMOUNT RAISED
Team Tyler Thompson$9,470
Team Mayo$6,150
Steph’s Quest$3,721
Team Jannelle$3,130
CeceSquad$2,605
Brennan’s Rabid Squirrel Squad$2,068
Monsoon$1,955
Calleigh the Conqueror$1,610
Unleash Macleish$1,435
Walking for Miles with Gracie$1,340
Team Kevin$1,230
Team Purple$1,225
Team Rylie$1,220
PCH/BNI Brainwaves$1,200
Maddie’s Seizure Soldiers$1,171
The "Ramóns”$1,110
Troop 101$1,045
#TeamCoJo$1,020
Ian’s Spartans for SUDEP Awareness$960
Team Higgins$945
Socrates the Seizure Bears$925
Team Mountain View Church$875
Ezekiels Ninjas$855
TeamConnorMan$850
Bekah's Brainstorm$825
The Shuttleworth$705
Team Wyatt WaynE$700
#TeamPapahead$695
#MadisonStrong$690
Corning Optical - 24/7 Health and Safety $615
Team Cam and Ella$605
Team Worth$605
Team Cameron$500
Team Bella (T.C.)$445
Team Emma$440
Team Thunder$400
Team Brainwaves AZ$400
T5 Strong$300
Bears Village$300
Team Zade$295
Team Steven$290
Team Keira the Brave$280
Team Pederson$275
Team ReaJay$250
Carlitos' Crew$240
Team Mykayla$230
Ana's Angels$220
Team TJ$220
Team Cecelia$220
AZ Integrated Neuro$200
Savannah$200
Super G's$165
Team Caitlin$160
Team Mar Mar$140
Team Melissa$120
TeamEmilio$110
Team Cole$80
Gabe$80
KING DAVID$70
Team Pita$40
ELI$40
Carlos$40
Mia BEAR$40
Team Timbers$40
Fight Like a Girl!$35
Team Positively Unstoppable$35
Harvesting Hope$35

25 Sep

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2017 Charity Classic Golf Tournament

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25 Apr

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Golf Tournament

April 25, 2014 | By |

 

Thank you to all the 2018 Charity Classic Tournament participants!

Take part in a full day of golf, drinks, awards, dinner and more at Phoenix’s elite Seville Golf & Country Club – what could be a better way to support Epilepsy and The Foundation?

VIEW 2018 PHOTOS

11 Apr

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El Tour de Tucson

April 11, 2017 | By |

Athletes vs Epilepsy, in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is excited to announce our partnership with El Tour de Tucson!  Arizona’s largest and longest running bicycling event, El Tour de Tucson is in its 36th year and hosts over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Athletes vs. Epilepsy in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona is excited to announce our partnership with 2018 El Tour de Tucson!  Arizona’s largest and longest running bicycling event, El Tour is in its 36th year and hosts over 9,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities.

Choose Your Distance!  The planned routes offer the beautiful vistas of Arizona, from mountain ranges with the backdrop of the majestic saguaro cactus, scenic Santa Cruz River routes or flat areas that are perfect for families. Cyclists can pedal the main event distances of 106, 75, 50, or 25 miles, choose the Fun Ride of 10 or 5 miles, .25 mile activity course, or the Indoor El Tour (Nov 11-17) stationary cycle ride (please see www.perimeterbicycling.com/indoor/ for rules).

Once you are finished with your event, celebrate with other cyclist, families, and friends at the El Tour Downtown Fiesta!  Activities will include music, food, and cheering on other cyclists as they cross the finish line.

Join other Athletes vs Epilepsy participating in the El Tour de Tucson on November 17, 2018.  Register today as space is limited!   Your efforts to raise funds and awareness will help the Epilepsy Foundation continue to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

Each Athlete vs Epilepsy El Tour de Tucson cyclist will receive:

  • Your entry paid for by the Epilepsy Foundation’s Athletes vs Epilepsy**
  • Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online Fundraising Page to tell the story of why you are participating.
  • An Athletes vs Epilepsy Performance t-shirt – Indoor Cyclist; or Bike Jersey for Main Event and Fun Ride athletes*
  • Fundraising tips and resources
  • Invitation to the race weekend activities!

AUGUST SPECIAL!  

Register in August and you will be entered into the El Tour August Registration Drawing for these special prizes packages:

  • El Tour Cycling Kit (Jersey, shorts & socks) value $150.00
  • Framed 2018 El Tour Poster value $70.00
  • Perimeter Membership value $35.00
  • Two night stay for two at Double Tree (Friday & Sat. of El Tour) value $218
  • First Watch Restaurants Brunch for Two

As a member of an Athletes vs Epilepsy 2018 El Tour De Tucson team, you are committing to fundraising the minimum requirement for the event that you register:  $600 Main Event; $400 for the Fun Ride; or $200 for the Indoor Ride.  You are responsible for any difference in funds not raised by December 17, 2018.  EF will charge any outstanding balance on December 17, 2018.

Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans.  The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.

YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative.  Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.

**$20 from every application fee (except for Indoor El Tour) will go to the Easter Seals Blake Foundation, the Primary Beneficiary for El Tour De Tucson.

*Athletes must reach their minimum fundraising requirement in order to receive an Athletes vs Epilepsy performance t-shirt or bike jersey.

Are you interested in participating as an Athlete vs Epilepsy?  Check out the variety of Signature events we host, select an event in your area and register as a Choose Your Own participant, or create your own event using our DIY toolkit!  Your efforts will help raise funds to help stop seizures, and find a cures,and raise awareness in support of the 3.4 million people in the United States who have epilepsy.