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30th Annual Stroll in the Park for Epilepsy

30th Annual Stroll in the Park for Epilepsy sign up is all ready!  Shirt Deadline has been Extended to day of Stroll May 11th!!  See you there!!  Hurry to get the new shirt design featuring 30th Anniversary Logo!!  See Link below to take you to Sign-UP

 

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Still Time to get in on the Fun!!  Shirt Deadline has been Extended to Day of Stroll May 11th!!

30th Annual Stroll in the Park for Epilepsy

May 11th at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, WI

 

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 Don't miss our 30th Annual Stroll in the Park for Epilepsy.  Get in early to get your 30th Anniversary Logo!  It's going to be the Biggest and Best one yet.  Come take your picture with the Hardee's Star, the Hardee's Chicken or the UWEC Blugold Girls Basketball Team!  Fun, Support and Love for all Ages!!

 

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Teens Speak Up!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin is pleased to announce our 2019 Teens Speak Up representative: Abigail Jean Maassen-Deprey! Congratulations Abigail!!!

 

Teens Speak Up! and the Public Policy Institute is the Foundation's centerpiece advocacy initiative. Every year we bring together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, teens, doctors, and volunteers from across the nation. Through this initiative, we are able to strengthen our advocacy network and share updates on the state of epilepsy research & funding, as well as give our families an opportunity to speak with Congress and share their stories of living with epilepsy.

Teens Speak Up! provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation's capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. Teens Speak Up! is part of the Public Policy Institute.

Teens from across the country are nominated by affiliates and selected by the Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action in their respective home districts through our Year of Service program.

Visit our Teens Speak Up! homepage to learn more about our program >> 

 

 Let's #UseOurBrains to #EndEpilepsy

  • Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries.
  • Public misunderstanding about epilepsy causes social challenges like bullying, discrimination, and depression. People don't want to talk about it, but we can no longer ignore it.
  • Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with active epilepsy - that's more than Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy combined. Yet, Epilepsy receives one-tenth the research funding than any one of those neurological disorders.

 

 

 

To learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin and the services we provide, contact

1812 Brackett Avenue Suite 5

Eau Claire, WI 54701

715-834-4455


Board members:

President, Curtis Deprey

Secretary, Matt Lind

Treasurer, Shelby Sivertson

Board member, Joy Paul

Board member, Doug Pichler