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Epilepsy can affect
anyone with a brain.
And anyone with a brain
can affect epilepsy.
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We are the
Epilepsy Foundation

We exist to End Epilepsy. That means increasing awareness and changing the conversation around epilepsy, improving and saving lives through care, advocacy, research and new therapies, and education, and mobilizing everyone to take action.

Our purpose is to ensure ...

  • Everyone knows about epilepsy and seizure first aid.
  • People with epilepsy can access specialty care faster and gain greater seizure control, and they and their families can benefit from supportive care.
  • People with epilepsy can live full lives in their communities.
  • People with epilepsy don't die early or suffer injuries.
  • People with epilepsy can benefit from research and new therapies.
  • Everyone can participate with us in the fight to End Epilepsy.

Epilepsy By the Numbers

Every number is a real person and a real story

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65 Million People around the world
who have epilepsy
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3.4 Million People in the United States
who have epilepsy
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1 in 10 People will have a
seizure in their lifetime
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1 in 26 People will be diagnosed
with epilepsy in their lifetime

Take Action We’re using our brains to End Epilepsy through Action Together. Join us!

Create & Share<br>Your Own Brain Art Create & Share
Your Own Brain Art
Upload a photo of your profile, select a word in the brain outline that fits you, and share it on social media to raise awareness and funding. Click here. Consider using it for a Facebook fundraiser @EndEpilepsy
Use Your Brain and<br> Walk With Us Use Your Brain and
Walk With Us
Walk. Run. Form a Team. Fundraise. Sponsor. Join the nationwide Walk to End Epilepsy. ( No Walk in your area? Create a virtual walk fundraiser on Facebook @EndEpilepsy )
Use Your Brain to Learn and<br> Share Seizure First Aid Use Your Brain to Learn and
Share Seizure First Aid
Learn Seizure First Aid and share with others using these tools and ideas. Download Seizure First Aid Poster (PDF). Share Seizure First Aid on social media. Accept the 26 Challenge.
Use Your Brain<br> to Create Use Your Brain
to Create
Creative ways to use your brain to raise awareness and take action and funding. PurpleRouge Challenge. Brain Stencils. Brain Activity & Coloring Pages. Feature your creation on a Facebook fundraiser @EndEpilepsy
Take and Share<br> the Brain-E Quiz Take and Share
the Brain-E Quiz
Brain-E Quiz #1: Seizures and Epilepsy
More Brain-E Quizzes Coming Soon
Use Your Brain<br>to Advocate Use Your Brain
to Advocate
  • Sign-Up to be an Epilepsy Foundation Advocate: Learn More
  • Learn about Epilepsy Foundation Advocacy: Learn More
Buy A Limited <br>Edition Brain T-shirt Buy A Limited
Edition Brain T-shirt
Purchase our limited edition "All Brains Are Beautiful" t-shirt on the Omaze celebrity fundraising platform. click here
Partner and<br> Sponsor Partner and
Contact us to learn more about partner and sponsor opportunities.
Donate Donate
Donate Once or Monthly. Donate in Honor or Memory. Donate Now. Or, set-up a Facebook fundraiser @EndEpilepsy
Use your brain To End

Stories to End Epilepsy
Bliss and Mia

The reason why epilepsy has taken the most toll on our family is because you just never know when it's going to happen. - Mia

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Stories of
Our Ambassadors

The stories of people with epilepsy fuel the fight to End Epilepsy. The epilepsies are a complex spectrum of brain disorders and diseases that are best understood through the personal stories of people affected by epilepsy and their families. That's why sharing stories is at the core of our Let's Use Our Brains to End Epilepsy campaign. Our ambassador profiles will roll out over the coming weeks, one each week to begin to tell the stories of epilepsy -- the trials and triumphs which fuel and inspire the fight to End Epilepsy.


Events Events
For information on the Walk to End Epilepsy and other local events, connect to an Epilepsy Foundation in your area.
Click here
News & Press Press
Campaign news release. Media features End Epilepsy. Other End Epilepsy News. Stats and Facts for Media.
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Upcoming November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Read about Saber's art and campaign launch event here and Take Action with us here.
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