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07 Mar

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2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY – Tucson – June 5, 2021

March 7, 2021 | By |

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.

07 Mar

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2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY – Phoenix – June 5, 2021

March 7, 2021 | By |

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.

07 Mar

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2021 Walk to END EPILEPSY – Flagstaff – June 5, 2021

March 7, 2021 | By |

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.

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.

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:

24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

 

While Camp Candlelight is unable to happen traditionally in 2021, we want to make sure we have time together! Join us for a morning of Archery, Camp Games, Crafts and Fun!

 

This is a FREE event! We will be at Papago Archery Range at the Papago Sports Complex…

6201 E Oak St Phoenix, AZ 85008.

 

See other Camp Candlelight Families and meet EFAZ’s new Executive Director, Allie Anderson!

Be sure to register!

 

Register HERE!

 

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.

 

26 Feb

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

06 Nov

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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 www.LivysHope.com.

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!

GET STARTED