Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
 

Welcome to the website of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati!


Our Mission

The Epilepsy Foundation leads to fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. 

Thank you for visiting us and for your interest in our agency! 


Kroger Community Rewards

The program is simple.  If you shop at Kroger, you probably have a Kroger Plus card. When you register your Kroger Plus Card online and select the Epilepsy Foundation as the organization of your choice (Agency # 82140), the Epilepsy Foundation will earn rewards every time you use your card! Starting May 1, every time you use your Kroger Plus card, Kroger will give a portion of your purchase back to the Epilepsy Foundation . . . up to $300 per card per quarter! This is a wonderful way to help generate revenue for the Epilepsy Foundation to help support all of the free programs and services that we provide to our service territory. Once you have registered your card with our organization, there is nothing else you have to do.

Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com to sign up for this great program. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.


Click on the logo for your personal invitation!

Registration for the 2012 Benjamin Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Tournament is underway! The event will take place on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Glenview Golf Course.

Click here for more details!


Michael Privitera, MD, Professor of neurology, Director of the Cincinnati Epilepsy Center and a member of our Board of Directors recently did an interview with George Zahn that covered a variety of topics surrounding epilepsy. To hear the interview, click here.


Making Sense of  SUDEP

These new eBrochures are the first components of a SUDEP eToolkit designed to address and improve understanding of Sudden Unexpected Death in EPilepsy (SUDEP). These tools are an initiative of the Making Sense of SUDEP campaign, a collaboration of individuals and organizations working to raise awareness of SUDEP through sharing resources, creating educational materials and distributing information.


On Saturday, July 21 from 3:00-9:30 pm, the Dennis A. Stemler Memorial Scholarship Fund Fundraiser Picnic and Sand Volleyball Tournament will take place at Delhi Swim Club. The funds raised will support two $1,000 scholarships which will be awarded to two 8th grade graduates; a boy who will attend Elder High School and a girl who will attend Seton or Mercy High School. Click here for the details.


Thanks to everyone from Cincinnati who ventured to Washington D.C. for the National Walk for Epilepsy. We had almost 40 people representing the Queen City with a variety of diverse names, ranging from Seizure Salads to Team Faith. Together we all walked to let the nation know that people may have epilepsy, but epilepsy doesn't have them!   

          


The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies held a public briefing in Washington, D.C., on the report it released, Epilepsy across the Spectrum. This landmark report examines the enormous public health burden of epilepsy and provides the Committee's recommendations on priorities in public health, health care and human services, health literacy and public awareness for the epilepsies. The Epilepsy Foundation is a sponsor of the study and also a member of Vision 20/20, a coalition of epilepsy organizations that requested the report, along with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the National Institutes of Health.

Click on the report to access it, along with a quiz about epilepsy on the IOM's website. 


 

Race for Hope 5K Run/Walk

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Huntington, WV Race for Hope on April 21st! The weather may have been damp, but participant's attitudes were all sunny and positive! 

For race results, click here.


Alex's Blog

Alex is a 25 year old affected by epilepsy. Read Alex's story. Follow and feel free to communicate with Alex on his blog: www.hopefulreality.wordpress.com 


Accredited online training in Epilepsy and Seizure Response for EMS personnel is now available. The online training is free, and the user can receive free continuing education hours from CECBEMS. We all recognize the growing need to provide information to EMS personnel about responding to individuals with epilepsy and seizure-related calls. We also realize that these professionals need educational information in a format that is easy to access and convenient for their busy schedules. This approximately 45 minute course aims to train EMS personnel on seizure recognition, correct response to seizures, and awareness of the unique needs of people with epilepsy who they may encounter.

Just click the photo below, follow the link to"Access Trainings", register with a user name and password and then enter promotion code 04.

 


 Great things are happening!

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