In this month’s update, we have a very important question to ask: are you ready to take your shot at epilepsy?
This November enter our Epilepsy Awareness Month raffle to help support groundbreaking research and the chance to win a fantastic prize package including: tickets to the final Chicago Hamilton performance, meals at award winning Chicago restaurants, accommodations, and more. Stay tuned – we’ll announce more details in the coming weeks.
The exciting news doesn’t stop there! In this update, please also find information on:
- Taking #5forEpilepsySafety on SUDEP Action Day
- How to view Real Talk: Speaking Up about Life with Epilepsy
- Rallying Your Friends to Fight for a Cure on #GivingTuesday
- What’s new on the Seizing Life podcast
- Securing your tickets to the 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit
- CURE Events at Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland
SUDEP Action Day: Take #5forEpilepsySafety on October 23
SUDEP Action Day is a global event whose purpose is to educate the epilepsy community and beyond about the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Join the movement on Wednesday, October 23 and encourage your friends and family to take #5forEpilepsySafety – spend 5 minutes learning about SUDEP and preventative measures patients and families can take.
This week, four young professionals joined us live to discuss navigating careers, dating, and friendships while living with epilepsy. You can catch the recording of this insightful discussion now on our website!
On Tuesday, December 3, rally your Facebook friends to donate to cutting-edge epilepsy research that will push us closer to a cure. Setting up your own #GivingTuesday fundraiser is easy with Facebook! Follow these step-by-step instructions or click here to kick-off your campaign and let the world know how important funding research is to you.
Dive into the latest episodes of Seizing Life, where we explore:
Join us on Monday, November 18 as we honor children whose lives have been touched by epilepsy and the researchers who propel us toward a cure.
This year listen to performances by Nils Lofgren – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Miguel Cervantes – star of Chicago’s Hamilton, and Musicality – renowned Chicago-based youth vocal group will make the evening soar.
Stop by the CURE booth at the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland expo to hear interesting interviews with researchers and physicians about the latest promising studies and therapies.
In addition, tell us how your life would change if there was a cure for epilepsy. Share your “When You Wish Upon a Cure” story and you’ll have the chance to be one of 10 individuals to be interviewed by Seizing Life podcast host, award-winning blogger, and advocate Kelly Cervantes!
Visit our website to learn more about the other exciting events we have planned.
Upcoming CURE Events
October 23: SUDEP Action Day – Online