P. O. Box 29422
Indianapolis, IN  46229
 
 (317) 876-0600
(800) 526-6618


info@indianaepilepsyfoundation.org

Not another moment lost to seizures

Our Mission Statement
To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. 

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Gala Honors Advocates

for Epilepsy Awareness, Education


     Congratulations to all of our award winners at our 4th annual Evening for Epilepsy Gala. So proud to have these wonderful individuals working on behalf of all Hoosiers affected by epilepsy! They are, left to right, Dr. Thomas Witt, Lifetime Achievement; Dr. Lisa McGuire, Medical Excellence; Michelle Edwards, Exceptional Community Outreach; Drake Abramson, Inspirational Youth (seen with Sandy Pollard, 2015 Executive Director) and Dr. Cynthia McGarvey, Distinguished Service.

     The gala also featured a special presentation from Jon Scheinman, Senior Director of Community Development for the national Epilepsy Foundation. Along with his wife and daughter, Jon delivered a powerful message about his family's experience with epilepsy and how it's possible to take a stand against seizures in your own community.

     Included in his presentation was the following video:




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  In memory of a special friend of the foundation

     With heartfelt sympathy, the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana expresses sincere condolences to the family of John Gilmor, who passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
     
An avid golfer and EFI supporter, John participated in the Liberty Mutual Invitational benefiting EFI for the past six years, and advanced to the National finals at Pinehurst Golf Club numerous times. During last year's local event, he shared his thoughts about the tournament in the following video:


     John's presence will be dearly missed. If there was anything we at EFI needed, John was there to lend a hand to help families suffering from epilepsy. The many lives he touched is a true testament to the phenomenal man he was. EFI is humble and grateful to have had a partnership and friendship with John Gilmor.


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NEWS & NOTES



     Art Therapy Program Announces New Programs for the Entire Family
-- Studio E returns to Indianapolis in 2016 with special new summer programs for children and adults with epilepsy as well as their families. Thanks to support from Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company, all programs are free of charge! However, space is limited, so sign up today. Registration deadline is May 22, 2016. Go here for more information.

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     Announcing the Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana Scholarship for people with epilepsy who are going to school for post high school training.  As a result of funds raised during our 2015 Gala, we will award 4 scholarships of $1000 each.  
     Who can apply?  Any high school graduate or GED completed student with epilepsy who is accepted into a post-secondary education program.  We will consider either certificate (technical) post-secondary education program or a degree post-secondary program. 
     How can I apply? 
Use this application that you can fill in and print out as a hard copy or download, fill in and save to your computer. In it, you will include a description of the program you are attending, why you want to attend the program, your short and long term goals, and why we should select you as a recipient. PLEASE NOTE: You must save the blank form from the link above to your computer before you enter data if you want to save the completed form to your computer.
     When is the application deadline? The application must be postmarked by June 15, 2016 if submitting by U.S. mail or sent by June 15, 2016 if submitting by email. All applications will be reviewed by a review team external to EFI.  Reviews and selections will be based on the application. No late entries will be considered.
     For more information or questions about the application instructions, contact Sandy Pollard at spollard@efa.org 

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Check out this special one-day basketball camp for children with epilepsy and/or autism coming to the Fishers YMCA on July 16, 2016! Get more info here and apply early.

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Family Camp Accepting Applications
-- A special camping weekend for Indiana children with epilepsy (ages 3 to 17) and their immediate families will take place October 7 to 9, 2016 at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Ky. Get more info here.

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Let's go Krogering! -- The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana is now participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus Card, and you can help us earn dollars back from Kroger whenever you scan your card at the checkout.
     To sign up, use this link and our organization number -- 62190. If you do not currently have a Kroger Plus Card, you can get one at any Kroger customer service desk.
Thank you for your support!





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