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  • More than 650 People Turn Out for the Epilepsy Foundation’s Care & Cure Gala Which Raised Nearly $1M to Train New Pediatric Epilepsy Specialists

    The Epilepsy Foundation recently hosted its 12th Annual Care & Cure Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., which helps fund specialty training of new pediatric doctors at epilepsy centers nationwide. This year’s gala, which focused on women in epilepsy and honored renowned film producer Mary Parent, raised nearly $1 million to […]

  • The Backwards Guy Attempting to Break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon Ever Run Backwards Finishes Race in 5 Hours, 43 Minutes, 59 Seconds

    Los Angeles native and Disney movie production lawyer, Loren Zitomersky (aka “The Backwards Guy”), attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon ever run — backwards. Despite high winds and heavy rain, Zitomersky ran all of the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon backwards and although, he was very close to beating the record, he crossed the finished line at 5 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds. The current Guinness World […]

  • CHLA receives ACGME Accreditation for pediatric epilepsy fellowship

    We at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles are pleased to share great news from one of our local epilepsy centers. Our partners, colleagues and friends at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles report that: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has become one of the first healthcare organizations in the nation to have an accredited Pediatric […]

  • Program Focused on Self Care During the Holidays

    More than forty adults and their loved ones joined us on Sunday, December 10, 2017 for the Holiday Social + Second Sunday Group in Los Angeles. The theme of Sunday’s program was Self Care.  The day began with brief introductions and then lead to a healthy lunch. During lunch, guests chatted and played a “human […]

  • Enjoy a Ketogenic Thanksgiving. Download a FREE eRecipe Book!

    Learn how to create delicious ketogenic recipes the whole family will love. Our friends, The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies, connected with the local Pierre-Louis family to bring you a nutritious ketogenic Thanksgiving!   Download the FREE Thanksgiving Recipe eBook. Please visit to download your FREE eRecipe book to get recipes and learn more about this amazing family.    P.S. We […]

  • Traveling for the holidays? Know this before you leave.

      Whether you are traveling near or far for the holidays, there are things that people with seizures should consider before and as they travel — from questions and concerns about types of travel, safety issues to consider, and how to manage seizures safely. Consider and heed some of the helpful tips, accessible on the links […]

  • Thank you for participating in the fight to End Epilepsy!

    Thanks to everyone who supported and participated at the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The preliminary results of Sunday’s Walk (as of 11/10/17) are that we raised nearly $500,000 and more than 4,500 people participated onsite. But, we are still counting and people are continuing to raise funds throughout the end […]

  • Team Nehe Interviewed on 100.3 The Sound

    Parent advocates, Dara and Juno Pierre-Louis, joined our End Epilepsy Executive Director, Susan Pietsch-Escueta, for an interview on 100.3 The Sound’s “5900 Wilshire”. On-air personality, Tina Mastramico, aired the segment this past Sunday, October 15, 2017.    Dara and Juno, members of Team Nehe (who are attending the Walk to End Epilepsy on November 5 at the Rose […]

  • Pasadena Mayor to Attend Walk to End Epilepsy

    With much excitement and appreciation for his participation, we are pleased to announce that Pasadena Mayor Tornek will be joining us at the Walk to End Epilepsy 2017. “Pasadena is proud to host the Walk to End Epilepsy at the Rose Bowl on Sunday, November 5. It’s an enjoyable way for the community to connect, […]

  • Summer Art Therapy Program for Women

    Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program returns this summer to provide women with epilepsy the opportunity to express themselves through art. This 8-week program meets every Thursday evening (6pm-8pm) – beginning on Thursday, August 3 and ending on Thursday, September, 21. The program will take place at Brush Strokes & Beverages Studio in Long Beach, […]