Events

Walk for Epilepsy - Seminole

Register for Seminole Walk

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Walk for Epilepsy - Tampa

Register for Tampa Walk

Register individually, create a team, or join an existing team!! Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Tampa, FL. 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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Golf 4 Kids

Register for Golf 4 Kids

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For 31 years, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Tampa (NAIFA Tampa) and the Epilepsy Services Foundation (ESF) have joined together to create a fun event and raise funds for ESF to send up to 25 kids with epilepsy to Camp Boggy Creek. The golfers enjoy a round of golf at the beautiful Carrollwood Golfers Club course, lunch and dinner, several Holes-in-One and entertainment, restaurant and sports raffle prizes.

Event Date April 22, 2019 Arrive at 11:00 AM

Event Highlights – Come and join us and enjoy:
* Lunch by Chick-fil-A
* Dinner by Carrollwood Golfers Club
* Holes-in-one
* Longest Drive, Closest to Pin & Putting contests
* Gift prize for each golfer
* Awards for top three net and gross placements

11:30 a.m.     Registration & Lunch
12:45 p.m.    Call to Start
1:00 p.m.      Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m.      Dinner
6:00 p.m.      Awards Ceremony

SeptemBEERfest

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September 21, 2019 5 to 8 PM
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Joseph McElroy Awareness

The Story


My brother was 20 years old when he died in September, 2010 from a seizure. He had epilepsy, but had not had a seizure in over two years.  He had just gotten home from a night out with his friends, said goodnight to my mom, and never woke up. I think of him every single day, and cannot understand why he was taken from us so soon.

The Epilepsy Services Foundation named a scholarship in honor of my brother: the Joseph McElroy Camp Boggy Creek Scholarship Fund. It allows children with epilepsy the chance to go to camp for a week during the summer and just be kids. My brother went to this camp and looked forward to it every single year. It was probably the only time my mom didn’t have to worry about him because she knew he was having lots of fun and there were doctors and medical staff surrounding him in case he did have a seizure.  My brother hated leaving Camp Boggycreek each year, and was planning to return to Boggycreek as a counselor.
Please help me and my family raise money to send as many children with epilepsy to camp this summer in honor of Joseph.  Any gift, big or small, is much appreciated.  Thank you!
Janine

Epilepsy Education - November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

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November 16, 2019 9 AM to 12 PM
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November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

To celebrate this month 
The Epilepsy Services Foundation

Invites You To a Special Education Program

At Biospine Institute
4211 West Boy Scout Boulevard
Suite 400
Tampa, FL. 33607

Purple Day

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!!!Purple Day is Today!!!

What is Purple Day?

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!

International Epilepsy Day

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International Epilepsy Day has Arrived sooooo Celebrate

Started in 2015 and organized by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), the day provides a platform for people with epilepsy to share their experiences and stories with a global audience. The day also calls for all people to advocate for appropriate legislation that will guarantee human rights of people with epilepsy and encourages people with epilepsy to live to their fullest potential. The Epilepsy Foundation is a full member of IBE.

Despite being one of the world’s oldest known medical conditions, public fear and misunderstanding about epilepsy persists, making many people reluctant to talk about it. That reluctance leads to lives lived in the shadows, discrimination in workplaces and communities, and a lack of funding for new therapies research. For many people living with epilepsy, the misconceptions and discrimination can be more difficult to overcome than the seizures themselves.

International Epilepsy Day seeks to raise awareness and educate the general public on the true facts about epilepsy and the urgent need for improved treatment, better care, and greater investment in research.