You are probably here because epilepsy affects you or someone you love or someone you know.
There is a great need. The epilepsies are more common than most people realize and you surely know someone with epilepsy — even if you don’t know it yet.
Men and women of all ages and races and ethnic groups are diagnosed with epilepsy.
The epilepsies affect about 30,000 families in the Orange County region, almost 3 million in the USA, and 65 million in the world.
While usually only one person in the family has epilepsy, it really affects the entire family.
Epilepsy can change lives, result in loss of friends and jobs, impede development, affect learning, cause accidents, impact livelihoods, cause injury and even result in early death.
Through the generous support of Lead OC and their 2017 “Paint The Town Purple Gala” in Orange County, and the 2018 Care & Cure Gala, we look forward to increasing our activities in Orange County.
We focus on Care, Advocacy, Research and Education in our pursuit of our vision — End Epilepsy.
With the generosity of the OC community, we will fund the training of more epilepsy specialists, expand our helpline, expedite access to specialty care, continue advocacy, support research, and increasing awareness about epilepsy in Orange County.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is proud of our past accomplishments that serve and impact the epilepsy community in Orange County. Here are a few of our activities and activities we have funded and offered:
Individuals and families affected by epilepsy
An event to connect you to information and each other.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Registration/Check-in Opens: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Civic Center Community Room
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
• Learn about advances in diagnosis and treatment, diet therapies, new devices, safety, lifestyle choices and wellness
• Q+A time to ask your questions
• Connect with others who understand
• Become a better advocate
• Find resources
• Learn about research opportunities
• Spanish Translation will be available
• Lunch will be provided
How to Register?
Online registration has now closed. Register onsite beginning at 8:30 am.
Fee is $10 per person.
Call 800.564.0445 / 310.670.2870
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR DONATE PAGE.
Click here to make a donation online supporting Initiatives in Orange County.
If you would like to make a donation by phone or have any questions, please contact Hannah-Kalea Enriquez at 310.670.2870 or HEnriquez@EndEpilepsy.org.
It’s a great way to remember someone and make your gift extra special. Indicate if your gift is in memory or honor of someone so we can inform the correct person of your donation. You may also recognize a special event, such as a birthday or anniversary, by inviting friends to make a gift to Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
Thanks to our national partnership with Savers thrift stores, you can support national and local services by simply donating gently used clothing and household items you no longer need to Savers. You will get a tax receipt. The national Epilepsy Foundation receives payment from Savers for your donations and shares a portion with us. To schedule a pickup, call 855-336-0212 or visit www.donate4epilepsysouthernca.org. The nearest Savers store in Orange County is Savers Fountain Valley.
Does your company have a Matching Gift Program? If yes, please send us their matching gift form with your donation or at year-end, as directed by your company. We will complete and return form to your company. It’s a great way to double your gift! We love to recognize companies that are active in matching employee gifts, so make sure your company is recognized.
Some companies have employee giving or payroll deduction programs for charity. Please encourage your company to add the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles to their list of charities and designate us in your own giving. We recognize companies with employee giving programs that support the fight to End Epilepsy, so help get your company added.
Our annual special events promote awareness and provide vital support for our mission. Support a special event by becoming a corporate sponsor, selling tickets, inviting friends, donating to a charity auction, and more. Sponsor a direct service/program.
We encourage all athletes of all levels to participate and raise funds for the fight. Please consider joining our OC Athletes to End Epilepsy team. Visit www.OCAthletestoEndEpilepsy.org for more information.
Please consider donating your old car, boat or RV to support this cause. Proceeds benefit both the national and your local Epilepsy Foundation. Please call the Epilepsy Foundation at 1.877.332.2777 and indicate you want proceeds from your donated vehicle to help the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. Please also let us know so we can track it and keep you informed of programs that your donation helps to support.
We welcome in-kind donations to the programs and services we operate year-round. Our wish list includes but is not limited to:
– food and beverages for our family programs
– children’s gifts and prizes for our family programs
– donate printing of T-shirts or printed materials
– gifts and prizes for our raffles and silent auctions
– children’s safety helmets
– electronics and office supplies
– picnic supplies and other paper goods
When it comes to supporting epilepsy research, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is proud to be leading all the other Epilepsy Foundation Affiliates, nationwide, in donating the most money to epilepsy research. A portion of our annual budget is donated to research.
For more information, visit http://endepilepsylegacy.org/ or contact us at Legacy@EndEpilepsy.org
Your story is a gift. Please share it. Your story matters. Share it effectively, and you will find out how much it matters. Your story will inspire others to join the cause. Your story will inspire others to give. That will mean more people and funding for the fight to END EPILEPSY.