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25 Apr

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Educational Conferences

April 25, 2014 | By |

RSVP for the February 9, 2019 Pediatric Epilepsy Conference Today!

Presented in partnership with Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

RSVP HERE

 

Thank you for attending the 2018 Annual Epilepsy Pediatric Patient Care Conference on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Presented in partnership with Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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Thank you to all who attended our Annual 2017 Adult Epilepsy Conference!

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Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Tucson Epilepsy Education Seminar!

Thank you to all who attended our Annual 2017 Epilepsy Pediatric Patient Care Conference!

2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference

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A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference Sponsors! FULL VIDEO for 2016 coming soon!

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Interested in sponsoring an upcoming conference? contact the Foundation at AZ@EFA.org or call (602) 282-3515

 

25 Apr

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Arizona’s Walk to End Epilepsy

April 25, 2014 | By |

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ARIZONA’S 2019 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!

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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.

2018 Top Fundraising Teams

TEAM NAME$ AMOUNT RAISED
Team Cole$3669.53
Brennan’s Rabid Squirrel Squad$2678.50
Rock Stars$1753.75
Team Rylie$1434.02
Team Cam$1172.35
Calleigh the Conqueror$1150.61
Socrates the Seizure Bears$1059
Unleash Macleish$1020.75
Peyton's Legacy$956.22
Reyno/Quimby$944.32
Team Purple Heart$912.45
Brooke's Brawlers$744.79
Team Chandler$731.40
TEAM MILES$714.37
Steph’s Quest$650.25
BNI/PCH Brainwaves$637.25
Troop 101$627.62
Team Hope$610.25
seabear circles$462.07
Team Taylor$418.50
Amber's Team$370
Make Seizures Go M-I-A$353.50
Steven’s Avengers$276.35
EpilepsyAz!$251.75
Ana's Angels$242
Amy & Mark$217.97
We Love Lila$215.70
Barrow (BNI) Beta Buzz$215
Grizzwald's$215
Team Cecelia$211.75
Team Emma$210
Mayo Clinic All-Stars$210
#teamGüero$195.24
Carlitos' Crew$195
Team Tyler$195
AAA Volunteers$185
All you need is LOBE, stirred not shaken$180
Ribeye's Warriors$180
Team CamElla$170.70
Seize The Day$165
TEAM HCMI$155
Princess Warriors$140.70
Lahelas Liaisons$105
Team Annalise$105
Seize the Day$70
Harvest$70
Team Keppra$70
Shrinking Violets$70
Team Caitlin$70
Brandon Berry$40
Zoey's Zoo$40
KK's Seizure Soldiers$35
Purple Fire$35
VIEW 2018 PHOTOS

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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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?

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28 Apr

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Studio E

April 28, 2014 | By |

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Studio 2018 Dates: June 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Place: Phoenix Center for the Arts (1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004)

Admission: Free, a limited amount of space available.

Please not that this program is offered exclusively to people with epilepsy

**FOR AGES 15 AND OLDER**

 

The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona is excited to bring you the opportunity to express yourself through art as part of a multi-week art therapy program. You’ll work with an art therapist and other people with epilepsy in a group setting to create artistic pieces using a variety of mediums, strengthen your artistic voice and learn from others in an open, welcoming environment. Your artwork may also help raise awareness about the realities of life with epilepsy.

More than 2,000 people from across the country have participated in Studio E since it was introduced in 2011. Don’t miss your chance to experience this meaningful art therapy program.

If you would like to sign up for Studio E, please complete the application below by early June 2018.

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.

25 Apr

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Annual Gala

April 25, 2014 | By |

SAVE THE DATE for the 14th Annual Waves of Change for Epilepsy Gala on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ!

2018 GALA TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP LEVELS 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, attendees, and volunteers for making Arizona’s 2017 Epilepsy Gala such a success!

VIEW 2017 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.

24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

 

Camp Candlelight 2019 will take place May 26th – June 1st.

CHECK BACK LATER FOR 2019 APPLICATIONS.

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 2018 Camp Candlelight Sponsors for their generous support!

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26 Jun

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Disneyland’s Epilepsy Awareness Day 2016

June 26, 2014 | By |

Join Us in Disneyland November 2-3 for Epilepsy Awareness Day 2016!

We want to know if you’ll be there! Email us at info@epilepsyaz.org and let us know ASAP!

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For more details and pricing, visit: http://www.epilepsyawarenessday.org/

21 Sep

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2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference

September 21, 2016 | By |

Join Us for the 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference!

It’s informative & FREE register online today! REGISTER

A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference Sponsors! 

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