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The Need for Access to Care

EPILPESY IS THE MOST COMMON SERIOUS BRAIN DISORDER WORLDWIDE WITH NO AGE, RACIAL, SOCIAL CLASS, NATIONAL NOR GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES. 

About 65 million people in the world are affected by epilepsy, about 3.4 million in the USA, and over 160,000 in our region.

About 50% of cases begin in infancy, childhood and adolescence.

1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime, and 2 million new cases occur each year.

Up to 50,000 people in the USA die of seizures and seizure related causes each year

More people live with epilepsy than those with autism, Parkinson’s disease, MS and cerebral palsy combined. Yet, federal funding for epilepsy research is about $2 per person affected –nowhere near the federal funding for these other disorders which range from $65 to $1,147per person affected.

Our Vision and Accomplishments

Our ultimate goal is no child diagnosed with epilepsy. Until then, your support ensures that children with epilepsy can get specialty care and the epilepsy research thrives in our region – giving children and their families hope for cures. 

Continuing to build on the success of CARE & CURE here in greater Los Angeles while expanding to more markets:

• Miami, FL and Orange County, CA will be our first new Care & Cure regions
• Greater Los Angeles Care & Cure now stands at 26 fellows and counting
• We remain the largest affiliate sponsor of epilepsy research
• We assist over 10,000 families in our region through care, advocacy, awareness and education

• We will lead the End Epilepsy campaign nationwide
• Our annual Walk to End Epilepsy and End Epilepsy Summit reach over 5,000 in our community with support, information and resources and a platform for action.

 

Care and Cure - Los Angeles

 

This year’s event will be held in May 10, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event will be honoring Mary Parent, Vice Chairman Worldwide Production at Legendary Entertainment. 

For more information, please visit CareandCure.org

See the impact Care+Cure has on our families in our region   

Photos from Care+Cure 2017

Care + Cure - Orange County

This year’s Orange County Care + Cure Gala will be held in September 2018. 

Stay tuned for more details and email us at careandcure@endepilepsy.org with any questions in the meantime. 

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