June 4, 2019

CURE Update: June 2019

Greetings! This month, we’re excited to discuss a hot topic in the epilepsy community: dietary therapies, including the ketogenic diet. You’ll have the opportunity to dive into the latest research and the clinical application of these treatment options in an upcoming webinar, the next episode of Seizing Life, and June’s CURE Discovery article.

Also in this update, please find information on…


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Epilepsy and DietSeizing Life Podcast Discusses the Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

Watch or Listen Tomorrow

On the next episode of Seizing Life, launching Wednesday, June 5, discover answers to common questions about using the ketogenic diet to help control seizures. See a preview of this episode now, featuring registered dietitian Robyn Blackford and advanced practice nurse Breanne Fisher from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Epilepsy and DietWebinar and Live Q&A on Epilepsy and Dietary Therapies: How What You Eat May Help Control Seizures

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Explore the research supporting dietary epilepsy therapies in a free webinar on Thursday, June 13. Dr. Jong Rho from the University of Calgary and Dr. Eric Kossoff from Johns Hopkins University will explain how patients and caregivers can work with their doctors to determine if these therapies are right for them.

This webinar is supported by the generosity of the BAND Foundation.

Broadway Sings for CUREShining a Spotlight on Epilepsy at Broadway Sings for CURE

Learn More | Sponsor | Tickets

On Monday, June 24, Broadway stars are coming together for an evening of dazzling performances at Broadway Sings for CURE!

This event will be hosted by Miguel Cervantes, star of Chicago’s HAMILTON, and features incredible performers. See the cast list and get your tickets to this exclusive event here.

Join Team CURERace to Raise Research Funds in Chicago and New York as a CURE Champion

Chicago Half Marathon | New York Marathon

Calling all runners! Join Team CURE for the Chicago Half Marathon and the New York Marathon. As a CURE Champion with our running group, you’ll raise critically-needed funds to support research while spreading vital awareness at races in these two iconic cities.

Broadway Sings for CUREYour Facebook Friends Can Help Create a World Without Epilepsy

Learn More | Start Your Fundraiser

Get your Facebook friends involved in helping to find a cure for epilepsy by hosting a CURE fundraiser on Facebook!

Make an impact by supporting CURE-funded, cutting-edge epilepsy research. Facebook covers all credit card processing fees, so 100% of your friends’ donations are made to CURE.

Please note, you must have a Facebook account to create a fundraiser.

Amelia MurrayCURE Champion Spotlight: How Hockey Player Amelia Murray Raised Nearly $35,000 for Epilepsy Research

Read Her Story

Amelia Murray is determined to use her passion for hockey to fund critically-needed research with her Shutouts for Seizures program. In 2014, she brought this initiative to Union College, choosing to raise funds for CURE. In only 4 years, Shutouts for Seizures has raised nearly $35,000.

Epilepsy and DietUpcoming CURE Events

June 13: Epilepsy and Dietary Therapies: How What You Eat May Help Control Seizures – Online
June 22: STXBP1 Investigators and Family Meeting (SIFM) – Philadelphia, PA
June 24: Broadway Sings for CURE – New York, NY

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