June 12, 2021

CURE Epilepsy Update: June 2021

Greetings CURE Epilepsy community,

As summer warms the air and the news out of the Centers for Disease Control becomes more optimistic, more opportunities to engage with each other are opening up. For Team CURE Epilepsy, that means it’s time to get running again! We have secured entries in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Los Angeles Marathon, and other events soon to be announced.

We are also excited to announce that our annual Unite to CURE Epilepsy benefit is taking place on Friday, September 17th. The event will be virtual to enable anyone in the world who wants to participate and support research for a cure for epilepsy can join us. New this year, we’ve added the opportunity to host a Watch Party and connect with the greater CURE Epilepsy family.

In this CURE Epilepsy update, please find information on:

ReSearching to CURE Epilepsy: Spring 2021 Report


Our Spring 2021 ReSearching to CURE Report has arrived! Learn about our work on Infantile Spasms, SUDEP, treatment-resistant epilepsy, and the amazing research that our 2020 grantees are embarking upon. Victor and Libby Boyce, parents of beloved actor Cameron Boyce, are also featured discussing their son’s legacy and why they are committed to supporting research toward a cure.

Robert Withrow Wier Challenge Grant: Help Unlock Funds for Research for a Cure


The Robert Withrow Wier Challenge Grant will match new gifts dollar-for-dollar until we reach $250,000. This includes gifts from first-time donors and past donors who did not make a gift in 2020. The Robert Withrow Wier Challenge Grant will only be unlocked once we raise $250,000 in new gifts. Even small gifts make a big difference! Please make a gift now and help us accelerate research toward a cure.

Become a CURE Epilepsy Champion!

Looking for a way to support funding research to find a cure? Become a CURE Epilepsy Champion. Our champions are committed to spreading epilepsy awareness and FUNdraising for epilepsy research. Create an event like the Cunneen family, who host Ella’s Race every summer in honor of their daughter who is impacted by epilepsy. Learn more about becoming a champion and hosting your own event here.

Save the Date: Unite to CURE Epilepsy Benefit on September 17

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Join live host Mike Barnicle, award-winning journalist, contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and Julia’s dad, for an evening filled with engaging entertainment, moving stories from those in the epilepsy community, and promising updates from leading researchers. Be part of the fun! Host a Watch Party and connect with the broader CURE Epilepsy family.

Visit our website for more information and to register.

Los Angeles Marathon Spots Are Available!


Good news, marathon runners. . . CURE Epilepsy has secured 5 charity spots in the Los Angeles Marathon! Contact us to learn more about how you can run to support the 1 in 26 impacted with epilepsy. Interested in running other 2021 marathons with Team CURE Epilepsy? Look for additional information on our social media channels during the month of June.

New from the Seizing Life®, a CURE Epilepsy Podcast
Watch or Listen

Catch up on the latest episodes of our?Seizing Life?podcast and hear:

  • How Lauren Panco has navigated workplace challenges and the effect epilepsy has had on her career: Watch or Listen.
  • How one boy with epilepsy and his mom made a difference for 12,000 kids with epilepsy in their state: Watch or Listen.

Do you have a story you want to tell about how epilepsy has impacted your life, your family, or your community? Please share your epilepsy truth on our website.


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