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.
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!
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.
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.
Do you have epilepsy? Do you have a close friend or family member who has epilepsy? Do you want to make a difference and dedicate some of your free time to helping people in the epilepsy community? Then you should come volunteer for us! We have a myriad of volunteer opportunities available to those willing and able to aid us on our mission to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.
This 3 ½ hour train-the-trainer program features a neuro-nurse explaining aspects of epilepsy, seizure types, diagnosis, treatment, and first aid for the student having a seizure. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via the form below.
School Nurse Continuing Education – Managing Students with Seizures (Online Course)
The Epilepsy Foundation and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) partner to provide a school nurse continuing education program titled “Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses.” NASN involvement insures that objectives and content are specifically designed to meet the real and immediate needs of school nurses.
Get the FREE seizure management training nurses need ,online
Earn 3.2 continuing education units
Learn how to teach others to support students with epilepsy
Know current treatment options and their safe effects
Know appropriate first aid
Develop a seizure action plan
Understand key elements of a training for teachers and other school personnel
Let’s Get Seizure Smart
The training for school staff/personnel is FREE, only 1-hour in length, and doesn’t include any testing afterwards! Each trainee will just be asked to take a brief survey, which helps us to continue improving our seizure and epilepsy awareness trainings. We hope you’ll take advantage of this vital resource so next time someone has a seizure YOU can be Seizure Smart!
Request Seizure Smart Training
Please complete the form below and we’ll work 1-on-1 with you to schedule an on-site training at your school or workplace. An Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona staff member will reach out to you after this form is submitted to set this up. Thank you!