Epilepsy Awareness Month - November


November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we need your help!  There are many actions you can take to spread important and accurate messages about epilepsy throughout Michigan.

Here are some ideas:

  • Join the National Epilepsy Foundation Campaign
    The Epilepsy Foundation is focusing on two initiatives: #AimForZero and #ShareMySeizure. Learn more.

  • Start Thanksgiving Day with a brisk walk, jog, or run at the 15th Annual Canton Turkey Trot 5k Run
    This annual fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan provides a great opportunity to support our mission, connect with others in the epilepsy community, and spread awareness among those participants who are new to epilepsy. 

  • Share a link about epilepsy with someone you know
    Whether it's through Facebook, Twitter, or email, sharing a link about epilepsy can go a long way toward raising awareness. There are so many great stories, videos, and educational tools on our website, our Facebook page (including our Fact of the Day at 1:26 pm each day), and epilepsy.com. Find something that's meaningful to you, and share it with others (you can go back to sharing adorable cat videos next month).

  • Honor someone you love
    November is a great opportunity to honor and/or remember someone you know who is touched by epilepsy by making a gift in their honor. Click here to make your honor gift, and help to continue to fund the vital mission of the Foundation!

  • Spread Seizure First Aid Awareness
    Interested in informing your school or workplace with correct Seizure First Aid? A seizure can happen at any place and any time, making it increasingly important to inform the general public on what to do when someone is having a seizure. Download the Seizure First Aid Poster/Flyer, and spread it around in your community today! Need copies?? Call our office and we will send them to you!

What are some other ways you're spreading the word? Send us an email and let us know!