24-Hour Livestream for a CURE

Gamers unite to raise funds to support epilepsy research during this 24-hour livestream for a CURE! This Twitch team hopes to raise $5,000 during their marathon gaming event.

This livestream is being hosted in memory of Andrew Kyle Barnett.

Participating Streamers and Schedule:

Uhhjudeechop
12:00am – 11:59pm ET
Playing: Crackdown 3

Uhhningeestar
12:00am – 11:59pm ET
Playing: Crackdown 3

Phybamaslamma
12:00am – 11:59pm
Playing: Crackdown 3

DrewPdrawers
9:00pm – 11:59pm
Playing: TBD

Texas Children's Hospital

Day of Science in Houston

Day of Science is a free, educational event for patients, families, medical professionals, researchers, and all those touched by or interested in learning more about epilepsy. Join us as clinicians answer your questions about cutting-edge research and epilepsy treatments.

Day of Science includes:

  • A panel discussion, featuring epilepsy experts and moderated by CURE Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Laura Lubbers. The panel will discuss latest in epilepsy research and what it means for patients and families.
  • Information about community resources for epilepsy
  • Q&A sessions and small roundtable discussions with epilepsy experts over lunch
  • Information on cutting-edge therapies and treatments
  • The opportunity to engage with other families and advocacy groups in the epilepsy community
  • Breakfast options and lunch will be provided

Ask the expert panel your questions about topics, such as:

  • New Epilepsy Treatment Options
  • Impact of Genetics on Epilepsy Drug Development
  • Drug-Resistant Epilepsy and Surgery
  • Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Epilepsy Care

FAQs

Will meals be provided?
YES! CURE will provide morning refreshments and lunch.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or 312-255-1801. If you need to contact the organizer on the day of the event, you must email DOS@CUREepilepsy.org.

Can my guests register onsite?
YES! Staff will be available to register anyone onsite.

Where do I park?

Parking for the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute is located in the John P. McGovern Commons garage and is FREE for all attendees. Enter the parking garage from Bertner Avenue. After parking, take the parking garage elevators to the first floor. Once you exit the elevator, you will see a Starbucks. Facing the Starbucks, turn right and exit the building. The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute is located diagonally across the plaza to the right.

Please bring your parking ticket to the event for validation.

Learn more about Day of Science events.

International Epilepsy Day

Every year on the second Monday of February people join together for International Epilepsy Day, to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Join the epilepsy community around the globe in raising funds for research and spreading epilepsy awareness on International Epilepsy Day.

#EpilepsyDay

Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser

Ask your Facebook friends help you fund a cure for epilepsy. Share why raising funds for epilepsy research is so critical and encourage people to donate!

Click here for a detailed guide or set up your fundraiser now.

Spread Awareness on Social Media

3.4 million Americans and 65 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy. Show your friends, family, and followers how prolific epilepsy is, as well as how vital better treatment options are to so many people around the world. Download and post these images to your social media pages and encourage your friends and families to share:

65 million people worldwide currently live with epilepsy

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3 in 10 cases don’t respond to medication

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Ice Cream for a CURE

Chill out and support epilepsy research at Häagen-Dazs shops in Lincolnwood Town Center and Harlem Irving Plaza on February 10th from 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Häagen-Dazs is partnering with CURE in honor of International Epilepsy Day on Monday, February 10th. When you donate to CURE at either participating location, you’ll receive 10% off one item.

Spread epilepsy awareness and tell your followers how important epilepsy research is to you by sharing photos and videos on social media! Be sure to tag @CUREforEpilepsy, @haagendazsLTC, and @haagendazsLHIP on Facebook, and @CUREepilepsy, @haagendazsLTC, and @haagendazsHIP on Instagram.

The Häagen-Dazs shops will donate a portion of the day’s sales to CURE.

Häagen-Dazs Harlem Irving Plaza
4156 N Harlem Ave
Norridge, IL 60706
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Häagen-Dazs Lincolnwood Town Center
3333 W Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
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Quiz for a Cause Trivia Night

Join trivia masters and casual quizzers alike for the Geeks Who Drink Quiz for a Cause, benefiting CURE!

This Quiz for a Cause trivia night covers all topics from celebrity headlines to wordplay to bad television. Whether you’re a geek who loves science, pop culture, sports, or history, there’s a question for you.

When you join us for Quiz for a Cause, you’re automatically eligible to win gift cards to Cortland’s Garage. If each player on your team donates at least $5 to CURE during the event, you’ll also be eligible to win a cash prize of $5 per each team that donated!

The maximum team size is 6 players. If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We’ll help you get recruited onto an existing team.

Suggested Donation: $5 per person

Kelly Cervantes

Women’s Empowerment Symposium

Ring in the new year alongside an inspirational group of women as they share what helped with their journey of growth and self-care. The #StrengthOfPurpose Women’s Empowerment Symposium features fantastic speakers, lunch, and a gift bag.

Special guest speakers include CURE Board Member Kelly Cervantes, who will present “Finding Your Purpose Through Chaos.” Her talk focuses on owning life’s turbulent moments and letting go of what you can’t control to get the most of every situation no matter how challenging.

Other speakers include:

  • Wendy Borlabi, Chicago Bulls “Being comfortable in being uncomfortable”
  • Ashley Flores, Four Flowers Wellness “Make your heath a priority”
  • Taline Nikolopoulos, Financial Services Professional “Take back control of your money”
  • Lori Sapio, Lori Sapio Photography “Coming back to your voice”

Portions of ticket sales go to CURE and Wisdom Knot.

$125 ticket includes admission, lunch, gift bag

Race for Epilepsy

Race For Epilepsy

Race to raise funds for epilepsy research at this year’s Race for Epilepsy in Washington, NC! In addition to funding critically-needed epilepsy research, Race for Epilepsy aims to increase awareness around how epilepsy stigma can affect employment for those with epilepsy.

This event features a half marathon, 5K run, and fun run/walk:

  • Half Marathon: 7:00am, $50. Price increases after February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • 5K: 7:00am, $20. Price increases after February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • Fun Run/Walk: 7:30am, $5. Registration ends February 14, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Funds raised by Race for Epilepsy benefit CURE.

Sunday Brunch Monthly Meetup

For details about this brunch, please request to join this Meetup.

This Meetup group is intended for those in Chicago who are affected by seizures/epilepsy directly or through someone in their lives. We also welcome those interested in learning more about it! 1 in 26 individuals will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. The purpose of the group is to bring young adults affected by seizures/epilepsy together to socialize, find support, learn more about each other’s experiences and to have FUN! This group meets the last Sunday of each month.

Facebook Fundraising

#GivingTuesday

Facebook FundraisingJoin the #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday, November 27! Your gift will have an even bigger impact on epilepsy research, as a generous donor will match all #GivingTuesday gifts up to $50,000.

And Facebook Fundraisers can have TRIPLE the impact!

When you donate through Facebook, start a Facebook Fundraiser, or donate to one on #GivingTuesday, Facebook and PayPal will match up to $7 million of donations. Facebook donations will be matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 8:00am ET (5:00am PT) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Plus, donations made through Facebook will be matched again by a generous donor, giving you the chance to triple your impact!

Processing fees are waived for donations made to CURE through Facebook, ensuring 100% of your gift supports CURE’s mission to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.

Nicholas & Jenni Pulos

“Walk With Me” Art Exhibition

Join the host of Bravo’s Flipping Out Jenni Pulos for Walk With Me, a solo art exhibition and cocktail reception featuring work by her nephew Nicholas Kontaxis.

This exclusive, one-night-only event, benefiting CURE, is happening at TAO Chicago on Saturday, November 24 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Nicholas Kontaxis is an artist with epilepsy who creates beautifully captivating, large-scale abstract paintings characterized by a riot of primary colors. Though he has experienced more than 50,000 seizures in his lifetime, Nicholas continues to create stunning works.

At the cocktail reception, Jenni will speak about the impact epilepsy has had on their family.

Tickets are limited, so secure yours now.