The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is leading the fight to End Epilepsy through care, advocacy, research and education. For more information, visit our website.
Why do we exist?
The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles chooses to fulfill its mission by leading the fight to END EPILEPSY.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is the only non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated solely to serving the nearly 160,000 people with epilepsy and their families in our region, which includes the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura. As your local Epilepsy Foundation, we are here for a community that is often neglected and forgotten, as we have been for over 50 years. We focus on Care, Advocacy, Research and Education (CARE). Through CARE, we offer a range of services and programs to help, support, advocate for, and empower those who are affected by epilepsy and their caregivers. We also support research to accelerate cures for the epilepsies, support the training and work of new pediatric neurology/epilepsy specialists, and also seek to educate the general public - those that work with, care for, serve, do business with, educate or encounter people with epilepsy during their daily lives - to better understand epilepsy/seizure disorders and know seizure first aid. We urge all to join the fight to END EPILEPSY.
What have you accomplished?
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is leading real improvements in the care of individuals with epilepsy and bringing us closer to our goal to END EPILEPSY. For example, between 2006 to 2013, we will have supported the training and work of 9 neurologists/epileptologists at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, LA County+USC Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles in order to combat the shortage of pediatric specialists in epilepsy and reduce the long wait times. To complement the need for specialty care, we also funded a dietary therapy program at UCLA and will fund a similar program at LA County+USC Medical Center this year. We stimulated frontline research in epilepsy, helped support at least four epilepsy research projects, and collaborated on a public health project to prevent epilepsy from neurocysticercosis in LA County. In fact, when it comes to supporting epilepsy research, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to be leading all the other Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates, nationwide, in donating the most money to epilepsy research. We held camps and retreats for children, teens and adults with epilepsy. We also launched a TV and radio END EPILEPSY public service campaign created by Women In Film. With your help, we can do more!