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


    Meet Our New Director -- We're pleased to introduce you to Dianna Miller-Wilson, our new executive director. 
Dianna will oversee various key programs and
initiatives, as well as play a key role in the development and expansion of the signature community engagement initiative, the Community Action Network (CAN). 
     Dianna joined EFI on August 1, replacing Sandy Pollard who has been leading the Indiana chapter for the past five years. Sandy will continue to support the organization as an active board advisor.
     We thank Sandy for all of the growth and outreach she has brought about during her tenure and look forward to helping Dianna build on those accomplishments.
    
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     Congratulations to Drake Abramson of Lake Station, Indiana, who continues to be an excellent advocate for all Hoosiers affected by epilepsy. His second annual Sack Seizures event will take place during Edison High School’s football game on Sept. 30 in Lake Station. 
 This community action event is designed to raise awareness and dispel myths about seizures.      If you cannot attend in person, you can show your support by purchasing a T-shirt. Funds raised will be used to support scholarships for students who face daily living challenges.  
   And congrats also, Drake, for being named football captain during your senior year!

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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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