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2014-04-09 16:23:26

Her Voice for Epilepsy Foundation on TV and Radio Supports More Than 2 Million People in the U.S. Living with Seizures, including over 200,000 in Southern California. LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles are proud to announce spokesperson Elizabeth Espinosa will be talking about epilepsy on Southern California radio's KFI AM 640 as a host of Thompson and Espinosa, which airs weekdays from 1-3...

2014-01-22 12:26:32

$200,000 to be Awarded at 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference in San Francisco June 5-7, 2014 LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation today announced a call for entries for the third annual epilepsy "Shark Tank" competition and is accepting submissions that represent the most innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is March 14, 2014. The selected finalists will receive...

2014-01-16 08:27:21

Conference Unites Innovators, Clinicians, Industry, Investors and the Epilepsy Community in San Francisco on June 5-7, 2014 Registration Now Open LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation announced today that the 4(th )Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2014, an initiative of the Epilepsy Therapy Project, will be held on June 5-7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San...

2014-01-13 23:02:15

The Epilepsy Foundation, a non-profit organization working to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential, announced a partnership today with Poliwogg, an innovative financial firm transforming healthcare investing, that will encourage investment and support for new therapies to help people living with recurrent seizures. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The Epilepsy Foundation, a non-profit organization working to ensure...

2013-11-27 23:01:27

Event Raises Close to $500,000 to Support Epilepsy Care, Education and Research Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 In advance of Thanksgiving, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles extended its gratitude today to the almost 4,000 participants who attended the Walk to End Epilepsy on November 17th. The Walk, held at the Rose Bowl, raised nearly $500,000, the highest sum in the event’s history. The Walk drew families living with epilepsy and their friends, local...

2013-11-20 08:26:16

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to welcome Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Espinosa, host of CNN Latino's "Sin Limites" and weekend news anchor on KTLA in Los Angeles, as a spokesperson to help raise awareness of epilepsy and seizures in the Latino American community. Ms. Espinosa will take part in a series of public service announcements designed to inform the community about how common epilepsy is and how the Epilepsy...

2013-11-12 23:02:26

Thousands Participate in Rose Bowl Event to Support the Fight to End Epilepsy Los Angeles (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles celebrates National Epilepsy Awareness Month by hosting the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 17th at the Rose Bowl. The Walk is expected to draw nearly 3,000 walkers, raise funds for the fight against epilepsy and honor the 160,000 families in the region who live with seizures. “The Walk to End Epilepsy is an...

2013-10-28 23:23:16

Mayim Bialik, Darren Criss, Josh Duhamel, Josh Hutcherson, Carrie Ann Inaba and Other Celebrities Show Their Shoes to Show Support in End Epilepsy Social Media Campaign Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is rallying the community to put their heels, walking shoes and flip flops on display in a social media campaign supporting the Walk to End Epilepsy on November 17th at the Rose Bowl. Already, hundreds have taken part in sharing photos of...

2013-10-24 08:31:50

TEANECK, N.J., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKF) (http://akfus.org/) is continuing its sponsorship of the Annual Epilepsy Awareness Football Game for the second year. The purpose of the game is to promote public awareness about epilepsy and seizure first aid because 1 out of 10 people will have a seizure. The game will be held at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 26(th), 2013, where the Minnesota Golden Gophers...

2013-08-20 20:21:20

DEA Delays Threaten to Hurt People Living with Seizures WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation calls on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to revise its process for reviewing new treatments. The current method dampens innovation and lacks transparency for both consumers and industry. Currently when a new treatment with abuse potential is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the sponsors may not commercially market the drug...