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  • Care + Cure Expands to Orange County

    Thank you LEAD-OC for choosing End Epilepsy/Epilepsy Foundation of Greater LA (EFGLA) as your beneficiary of this year’s charity gala. We are proud to announce that the success of the event will ensure expansion of the EFGLA Care+Cure program into Orange County!  This year’s Orange County black tie gala, “Paint the Town Purple” drew 400 […]

  • Another Successful Care + Cure Benefit

    Congratulations to Marc Evans, President of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group and our Care+Cure Honoree, shown here with the event co-chairs, Mark Borman and Andrew Gumpert, at the Care+Cure Benefit in Beverly Hills on May 2, 2017. It was moving to hear one of Hollywood’s power players as he shared his experience visiting the epilepsy […]

  • Summit Highlights Advances in Research and Care

    The End Epilepsy Summit on April 28-29, 2017 at the Hilton/Universal was an informative, multi-event conference attended by approximately 400 people. Speakers came from 11 Epilepsy Centers in California. The 2-day Summit included a CME conference for physicians (thank you to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for partnering to offer the CMEs), an epilepsy training for community agency professionals, and an all-day conference in […]

  • 26.2 Miles to Raise Awareness: From Stadium to Sea

    Twelve END EPILEPSY® heroes participated in this past weekend’s activities for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. Wendy Rodriguez tackled the Big 5K on March 18, while the other stellar runners – Susan Lyons, Matthew Norris, Ryan Bright, Heather Binns, Merriddee Hays, Deanna Smith, Tamy McCall, Alexandro Gracia, Jenny Shepherd, Mark Borman and his son, […]

  • New Frontiers in Therapy + Care for Women with Epilepsy

    PROGRAM FOR WOMEN WITH EPILEPSY  More than one hundred people attended the New Frontiers in Epilepsy Therapy + Care for Women with Epilepsy on February 4, 2017. The Symposium was held in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and UC Irvine Health at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Keynote […]

  • Wellness in the New Year Celebrated at the Winter Social

    Wellness in the New Year Celebrated at the Winter Social for Adults + Loved Ones Adults with epilepsy and their loved ones kicked off the new year embracing wellness tips at our Winter Social on January 8, 2017.  Registered Dietitians, Sarika Sewak, MPH, RD and Jennifer White, MS, RD, from Mattel Children’s Hospital and UCLA […]

  • Special Guest Visits with Troop #1843

    Scouts from Greater Los Angeles Troop #1843 welcomed a special guest speaker on Epilepsy.   Shannon Abdulwahab visited with the Troop on Sunday, January 15, 2017 to share her personal story while also educating the troop about epilepsy and seizures. The girls received End Epilepsy bracelets and sunglasses and left feeling more knowledgeable about a […]

  • KLOS 95.5 FM Turned the Spotlight on Epilepsy

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles was invited to be a guest of “Spotlight on the Community”. Los Angeles based radio personality, Terri-Rae Elmer, interviewed Susan Pietsch-Escueta, Executive Director, on November 16, 2016.  The podcast (click here to listen) was featured on KLOS 95.5 FM and on its affiliated news/talk station KABC 790 AM.  […]

  • ESPN LA’s ‘The Experience’ with LaFern Cusack Discusses Epilepsy

    Award winning on-air talent and producer, LaFern Cusack, dedicated an hour of her show, ‘The Experience’ with LaFern Cusack on ESPN LA (710 AM), to discuss epilepsy – from brain injury, athletes to veterans and beyond. Guests of the show were our very own Executive Director, Susan Pietsch-Escueta and Nathan Jones, Project Coordinator. Accompanying guests […]

  • END EPILEPSY on ABC7 Eyewitness News with David Ono

    On November 1, 2016, Co-Anchor, David Ono, of ABC 7 Eyewitness News interviewed Susan Pietsch-Escueta, MPH of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and Dr. Deborah Holder, from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Special thanks to David Ono for inviting us to educate his audience about seizures and the epilepsies. David Ono also served […]