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Volunteers Christina and son Cameron explore the Brain exhibit.
We're Working for You! 

On April 24, our volunteers and staff delivered information and education about epilepsy to the 38 Assembly Members and 15 Senators who represent our Northern California region. Organized by Epilepsy California, a collaboration founded by the epilepsy foundations of Los Angeles, San Diego and Northern California, we gathered in Sacramento to speak out about epilepsy issues. Generous volunteers Charles, Jim, Christina with son Cameron, and Diane made it possible to reach our state leaders. Seven-year-old Cameron charmed everyone he met as well as managed the personal delivery of information folders. Volunteers represented Sacramento, Santa Rosa, Three Rivers, Vallejo, AND all of Northern California.


We were joined by Dr. Edie Zusman, Neurosurgeon, Pacific Brain & Spine and new Chair of our EFNC Board of Directors. Dr. Michael Chez, Pediatric Neurologist, Sutter Neuroscience Institute and Dr. Edie Zusman met with Diana S. Dooley, the California Secretary of Health and Human Services and Assembly Speaker John A. Prez. Dr. Zusman was able to join us on visits to many other legislators.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles displayed their Love Your Brain Now exhibit garnering attention, curiosity, and education about the most important organ in our bodies--our brains of course! School children (and adults!) enjoyed the informative, interactive program.


A very special thanks to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego and Ann Kinkor, Legislative Consultant, all of whose leadership and organization made the event possible.

Think about it! Do your legislators know:

  • That one-percent of their constituents have epilepsy?
  • That epilepsy also affects family members, caregivers, teachers, and the entire community? 
  • The importance of eliminating the stigma of epilepsy?
  • That the 99% of people who don't have epilepsy should learn the simple steps of seizure first aid? 


Do your legislators understand the important legislative issues that impact you? 


CAN YOU HELP? Yes! Watch for more information. 


Treat your brain with loving care!


2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference

This three-day event, June 5-7, in San Francisco, showcases the most promising epilepsy therapies from healthcare companies dedicated to pioneering and advancing drugs, biologics, technologies and devices for epilepsy and seizures. This year's conference will feature the third annual "Shark Tank" competition.

The topic for Saturday's Family Day is Epilepsy: Challenges for Today and Advances for Tomorrow.  This is a FREE 
day designated for people with epilepsy, families and advocates. 

Family day is almost full. Register now!
Questions? Contact Kim Macher: kmacher@efa.org/(301) 918-3740
2014 Youth Summer Camp

June 29-July 4, 2014
CYO Camp in Occidental, CA
Online applications 
NOW available
Spaces are filling up!

To apply, please visit 

18 Days 'Til We Stroll
Epilepsy Awareness Stroll
May 17th, 2014
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Vallejo, CA
HELP us reach our goal: $80,000
We are half way there!
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