The Epilepsy Foundation is expanding its reach in Southern California and creating a new chapter in Orange County with dedicated staff to serve the more than 38,280 people living with epilepsy in the county.
As the local chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation, we are leading the fight to END EPILEPSY® in Orange County by supporting and mobilizing the epilepsy community through educational activities, direct services, advocacy, as well as research to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. The Foundation also seeks to educate the general public to better understand epilepsy and seizure disorders, including knowing proper seizure first aid.
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What areas of Orange County is the new chapter serving?
Epilepsy knows no boundaries. In California, the Epilepsy Foundation has offices in communities of Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern California and now Orange County. The new chapter will serve all of Orange County.
Who are the Board members of the new chapter?
The Epilepsy Foundation is actively recruiting members to its Orange County chapter advisory board and its professional advisory board.
Will there be two Walks now in Southern California — one in Los Angeles and one in Orange County?
In August 2018, the Epilepsy Foundation adopted the successful Walk to END EPILEPSY® which was started in Los Angeles 12 years ago. The Walk to END EPILEPSY expanded nationwide to provide a platform for people with epilepsy and their families to share their stories, help educate others and spread awareness about epilepsy in their communities. The Foundation is currently expanding the Walk to cities around the country, including Orange County. Greater Los Angeles will continue to host its annual Walk at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.