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  • Exciting News from the Epilepsy Foundation: Strengthened Services in Orange County!

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Epilepsy Foundation is strengthening its impact in Southern California with the creation of a new chapter in Orange County with dedicated staff to serve the more than 38,000 people with epilepsy in the county. The expansion adds to the Foundation’s existing presence in Southern Californiaincreasing the programs, services and support to the region for […]

  • Talking with Kids About Difficult Subjects

      Friday, July 12, 2019 As you may have already heard, it was announced last weekend that Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce passed away. Cameron was known for his roles in the Disney franchise “Descendants” and TV show “Jessie.” According to news reports, his family said Cameron passed away in his sleep due to a […]

  • Local Teen Raises $20,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

    Mira Costa High School Sophomore is on a Mission to END EPILEPSY®   Wednesday, June 5, 2019   Rebekkah Halliwell and Slater Heidrich   LOS ANGELES — The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles received a $20,000 donation from Slater Heidrich, a teen with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy who hosted a fundraising concert at The Lighthouse […]

  • Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles Officially Merged with the Epilepsy Foundation

    Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles Officially Merged with the Epilepsy Foundation  Local Programs and Services to Remain and Increase under Merger    Dear Friends of the Foundation, Our Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (EFGLA) has officially merged with the Epilepsy Foundation. We are now legally one organization. The two-year process towards merger has been carefully […]

  • Launch of Bicoastal Walk to End Epilepsy and Expansion of Care & Cure Institute beyond California

    Epilepsy Foundation Announces the Launch of Bicoastal Walk to End Epilepsy and Expansion of Care & Cure Institute beyond California Signature Initiatives to Provide Programs & Resources, Promote Greater Awareness and Action, and Address Gaps in Care  LANDOVER, Md., August 8, 2018 —The Epilepsy Foundation today announced two major initiatives. The Epilepsy Foundation is taking the […]

  • The Backwards Guy Finishes Boston Marathon 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 […]

  • 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 […]