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OUR MISSION

 

"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is 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."

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sara's Walk/Run - June 13th

SaraSara's Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at Southern Ilinois University in Carbondale in memory of Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield. The event will consist of a 5K run and a 1 mile walk all to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois - Southern Region.

The Co-Chair for the event is Terri Bryant, State Representative for 115th District. The entry fee for those participating in the event is $20.00 and ALL participants will receive refreshments, lunch, t-shirt, and more!! Midwest Sound and Light will provide the entertainment at the event. Awards will be distributed for the 5K run to the Top 10 runners. Click here for more information...

 

 

 

Camp Roehr - June 14 - 19th

Camp LogoThe Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois hosts an annual week long residential camp each year in June. Camp ROEHR gives young people between the ages of six and eighteen with epilepsy a variety of opportunities to focus on their strengths. With a staff of caring, qualified counselors and medical support personnel, the children are able to make new friends and have a great time in a safe, supportive environment.  

Camp Roehr also provides a great opportunity for “high energy” volunteers to act as camp counselors, cooks, photographers, certified life guards, nurses, and activity enthusiasts.

Join us for an exciting, fun-filled camping experience without another moment lost to seizures. Click here for more information...

 

 

IAJHSC Thank You

Camp Roehr sends a BIG THANK YOU to the Illinois Association of Junior High Student Councils for the donation of funds to the camp this year!!

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Gala, 2015 Pictures

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 Gala this year. Please click here to see some pictures from the night!

 

SEIZURE MEDICATION LIST

http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20150108/2e/62/da/bf/9d62b81d5b1c89bf0f9568d0_276x183.jpgWhat medications do you or your loved one take to control epilepsy? Do you know the adverse effects of those medications or the potential drug interactions?  Take a look at this in-depth list of seizure medications provided to you by the Epilepsy Foundation. Treatments are available that can successfully control seizures for most people with epilepsy. The first treatment is almost always one of the many seizure medications that are now available. Each medicine tends to work better with certain kinds of seizures than for others. If one treatment fails, another may be work better. Click here to view more information about the medication you or someone you love is taking. 

 

RESOURCES
School Nurse Training
Toolkit

Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit

SUDEP Guide

SUDEP Family Resource Guide

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