IN OUR FIGHT
Finny, Age 5
Finny struggles with seizures but his parents and sisters have joined him in his fight.
The F2EE or #F2EE personal fundraising platform helps YOU share YOUR story and create YOUR unique event to raise funds for the fight to END EPILEPSY led by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.
We hope it encourages you to get active in our fight, because we need our community affected by epilepsy to be fully engaged in advocacy and activism. We can’t just leave this to others. We can’t just depend on doctors and researchers, because they are too few. We can’t just blame others for the ignorance about epilepsy.
This fight demands personal responsibility and action from each one — Start My F2EE!
The Walk to End Epilepsy is a fun-filled community event – with a serious cause – that gives everyone an opportunity to share their story of epilepsy, learn more about epilepsy, and connect with others affected by epilepsy — all while raising funds. The event is held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.
The Walk+Run is a non-competitive 5K Walk+Run, 1-Mile Stroll and ‘pop-up village’ with music, entertainment, food trucks, activity and resource booths and a chance to meet-the-doctors. This year we anticipate >6,000 walkers.
Everyone is needed in this fight. By walking and sharing, you inspire others to do the same. As our numbers grow, even more people will take notice so we can raise even more funding for epilepsy care and research.
We are confident that you will leave the Walk feeling less alone and more inspired in your fight.
The ultimate goal of the Care+Cure Initiatives is no child diagnosed with epilepsy. Until we achieve that dream we strive to ensure that all children with epilepsy can get specialty care and their families can have greater hopes 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 27 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.
Los Angeles, CA
The Benefit raises funds to train and support epilepsy specialists and researchers because improved understanding of epilepsy and faster intervention to eliminate seizures can improve the course of a child’s life and set the stage for even better treatments and cures. The Benefit also supports programs that prevent epilepsy, promote seizure control, proclaim acceptance, protest bullying, and connect children with epilepsy and their families to others who understand.
Contact: Don Nose
No money? No problem.
Donate clothing to help End Epilepsy.
Savers Thrift Stores have partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation (national office) to help turn gently-used clothing and household goods into money for research, programs and awareness. The Epilepsy Foundation receives funding from your donations and 65% of that donation is then given to us for local services.
Does your team or club need money for new uniforms or supplies? Does your church or your child’s school raise money every year? Is there a scholarship program that needs more funding? If so, the Donation Drive Fundraiser program might be the perfect solution!
The program is designed so nonprofit organizations can raise funds for their own needs while supporting END EPILEPSY at the same time!
Here’s how it works and what your organization needs to do:
We already have many volunteers and advocates who “embrace [this cause] with both arms,” to quote R. Dahl, and we seek more volunteers like that. We welcome help from caring and creative volunteers — to provide supportive resources, engage in advocacy, organize and host fundraisers, thank donors, educate the community about epilepsy and more!
The next column lists volunteer opportunities. Our Enews will regularly list other opportunities. If you want to design your own volunteer experience, create an #F2EE do-it-yourself event.
Depending on your area of interest and past participation, you will be interviewed, screened, and attend an orientation/training. We want to do our best to ensure a good match between volunteer-and-program and we want it to be a win-win and positive experience. Upon request, we can provide specific certificates/letters confirming service hours.
To Apply: Apply online, in person at an event, or via email by completing Volunteer Application Form
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
5777 West Century Blvd, #820, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: 310.670.2870, ext.9262, Fax: 310.670.6124
Email: Rebekkah Halliwell
See the list below and consider where you want to get involved.
We are seeking trustees with the needed expertise, diversity to represent our community, and the connections to link us to vital resources in the fight to END EPILEPSY. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone as a trustee or advisor, please contact us by Email or call 310.670.2870 x103. (The process differs from program volunteers.)
Talented and hard working volunteers are needed to assist in special events and client-centered services.
We have benefited from the work of interns in high school, college or graduate school. Please contact us if you are interested in pursuing a volunteer internship.
We founded and lead Epilepsy California along with the other Epilepsy Foundations in California. Epilepsy California is the voice for people with epilepsy in our state. Please sign-up as an advocate so your voice is heard and your voice makes a difference for hundreds of others with epilepsy.
For more information about Epilepsy California
Email Rebekkah Halliwell.