International Epilepsy Day 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

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 caregivers. This year International Epilepsy Day falls on February 14th – Valentine’s Day!

Join CURE Epilepsy and the epilepsy community around the globe in raising funds for research and spreading epilepsy awareness on International Epilepsy Day.

You can also learn more about the impact of Epilepsy in Africa through our webinar on International Disparities in Epilepsy: Social & Economic Effects of Epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa and our Seizing Life podcasts “Acting Globally to Fight Epilepsy” and “Personal Epilepsy Experience Inspires Epilepsy Advocacy“.

Spread Awareness on Social Media

65 million people worldwide are affected by epilepsy. One way to show your friends, family, and followers why finding a cure for epilepsy is so urgent is to share these images to your social media, or your own story, and use the hashtag #EpilepsyDay to add your voice to the conversation:

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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1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime

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3.4 million Americans have epilepsy

Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser

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