Epilepsy Awareness Month - November

November is National 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 and beyond.

Here are some ideas:

You can also encourage others to become certified, download and distribute seizure first aid posters, and learn about other ways to raise epilepsy awareness.
  • Attend our Virtual Wellness & Epilepsy Conference
    The more you know about epilepsy, the more effectively you can educate others about it. Our Wellness & Epilepsy Conference is taking place, via Zoom Webinar, on Friday November 13 - Saturday, November 14. Also, during the entire month of November, you can visit our Virtual Partner Expo and engage with our health system partners, explore treatment options, and connect with organizations that support and serve the epilepsy community.

  • Start Thanksgiving Day with a brisk walk, jog, or run from home through the Virtual 18th Annual Canton Turkey Trot
    This annual fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan provides a great opportunity to support our mission, connect with and learn from others in the epilepsy community, and spread awareness among those participants who are new to epilepsy. This year's virtual event will take place from November 19-26, 2020 via YouTube.

  • 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 YouTube channel, our Facebook page, our Facebook group, and epilepsy.com. Find something that's meaningful to you, and share it with others.

  • Read and share our Challenge of the Year Survey Highlights to raise awareness of the causes and impact of social isolation among people with epilepsy and caregivers. 

  • 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. Make your honor gift, and help to continue to fund the vital mission of the Foundation!

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