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The Epilepsy Foundation partners with regional organizations nationwide to provide the care, advocacy research and education needed to fulfill its mission and mobilize action together to address the challenges of living with epilepsy.  

We strive to provide members of the media with the most up to date and relevant information about epilepsy and seizures, including the latest research on therapies and devices, to help the more than 3.4 million people in the United States, and 65 million in the world, who live with epilepsy and seizures.  

Our Mission

To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.  

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About the Epilepsy Foundation

With a network of partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding epilepsy research and supporting epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. In partnership with the CDC, the Epilepsy Foundation has helped to improve access to care for people with epilepsy, expanded its digital reach and online resources in homes across the country, and trained more than 600,000 people in seizure recognition and first aid. The Epilepsy Foundation continues to focus on serving the epilepsy community through advocacy, education, direct services and research for new therapies. To learn more visit or call 1.800.332.1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Jackie Aker, Director, Public Relations

For non-media related inquiries, email or call our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-332-1000.

Authored By: 
Jackie Aker
Reviewed By: 
Sarah Kaider
Thursday, July 15, 2021