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OUR MISSION

"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives."

 

SHARON'S RIDE. RUN. WALK. for Epilepsy, 2016

 

The 10th Annual Sharon's Ride. Run. Walk. for Epilepsy was held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Gateway Grizzlies Ballpark in Sauget, Illinois. The event was a huge success raising more funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois than last year.

The House DJ Services entertained the crowd throughout the event. Other activities included a 15K bike ride, 5K run, 1 mile walk, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, games, balloon making by the Shriners' Krazy Klowns, playing wiffle ball on the Grizzlies' ball field, and a hot dog lunch from the ballpark.

A special thank you goes out to all the wonderful sponsors listed below who contributed to and particpated in the event which proved to be quite exciting.

Sunovion
UCB
Esai
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The 11th Annual Sharon's Ride. Run. Walk for Epilepsy will be held on September 16, 2017 at the Gateway Grizzlies Ballpark and plans are already underway sure to thrill our guests. We can't wait to see your there! Thank you for your dedication and support.

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Warming Up to Managing Your Epilepsy: Seizures, Sports, and Exercise

Getting exercise — through play, sports, or daily activities — helps us all in so many ways. We are learning more about how exercise and being fit may help people with seizures. There are also well known links between exercise and sleep, weight, mood, and health in general.

Yet many people also have concerns about safety. Could certain types of exercise or activity trigger a seizure? Are safety precautions needed for some sports? What should coaches, trainers, and friends know about seizure first aid or who to call?

Join us for our online session, "Warming Up to Managing your Epilepsy: Seizures, Sports, and Exercise."

Join David Taplinger, MD, from the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Virginia and Adeola Sonaike, PhD, MPH, director of the National Get FIT initiative, to learn key tips about exercise and sports, get answers to your safety concerns, and learn how to get started. The session will include time for questions and sharing.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Who: People with epilepsy, families, school personnel, and other caregivers

 

 

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SCHNUCKS ESCRIP PROGRAM

It's an EASY way to help the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois!!

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Swipe your card before checking out, and Schnucks will donate 2% - 3% of your purchase to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Ilinois.

Doesn't cost you anything!

Call us at (618) 236-2181 ext. 111 to receive your card.

 

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
Toolkit

Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit

SUDEP Guide

SUDEP Family Resource Guide

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