Registration is Open for Springfield Seize the Day!

Register  now for Springfield Seize the Day 5K and 1 Mile Walk. When: April 18, 2015 Where: Jordan Valley Park, Springfield, MO Check in at 8:00 am/run kicks off at 9:00 am Adult timed runner pre-registration: $25/day-of: $30 Adult run-for-fun pre-registration: $25/day-of: $30 Adult 1-mile walker pre-registration: $25/day-of: $30 Child pre-registration: $10/day-of: $15 Free t-shirt with all registrations prior to March 31, 2015.  Register here   … [Read more...]

Be Grace’s Unwavering Ally

Grace has seizures. She has tried many medications. No medications help, but you can. In Missouri and Kansas, there are 109,500 children with epilepsy. 27,375 of these children are like Grace – no medication helps. Grace has you. You can be an unwavering ally to Grace and the thousands of children living with epilepsy in Missouri and Kansas. More than twice as many Americans have seizure disorders (epilepsy) as have Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy … [Read more...]

Seize the Day 5K Kansas City – November 16, 2014

Thanks to the volunteers and the many participants who braved the cold this past Sunday for Seize the Day 5K Kansas City! With close to 400 registrants, we brought in $44,540! The weather was a fright, but despite the 15-degree temperature (without the wind chill factor), the turnout demonstrates our communities’ overwhelming support for EFMK and people living with epilepsy. Congratulations to our top fundraisers: 1st place – Colby’s Team; 2nd place – Team Ellie; 3rd place – Meg’s Movers & … [Read more...]

Seize the Day 5K Wichita – Nov 8, 2014

EFMK would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Seize the Day Wichita 5K committee members Traci Grieve, Barb Perry, Tim Roberts, Dr. Terria Winn and Michelle Winter, and Trevor Darmstetter with Go Race, for their hard work on a wildly successful event this past weekend. In its very first year, Seize the Day 5K Wichita brought in $28,000 and 312 participants! That is a job very well done. Click here for photos of the event. Click here for race results. … [Read more...]

An Evening of Opera and Awe-inspiring Generosity

EFMK would like to thank Kathryn Favazza, Sara Murphy and John Tiranno for putting on an elegant and intimate performance Saturday night to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. Being in the presence of such enormous and gorgeous talent is impressive. But when that talent benevolently lends itself to helping fund programs that educate the public and help children and adults with epilepsy transition into living full, productive lives, the feeling is truly awe-inspiring. The performers provided the … [Read more...]

Register Now For Seize the Day KC and Wichita!

Seize the Day 5K in Wichita is November 8, 2014 at The Independent School (8317 E Douglas, Wichita). Registration is now open!! Start getting your teams together! For information on sponsorships please call Joni at 816-444-2800. Click here to register online. Seize the Day 5K in Kansas City is November 16, 2014 at Corporate Woods (8717 W 110th St, Overland Park). Registration is now open!! Start getting your teams together! For information on sponsorships please call Joni at 816-444-2800. … [Read more...]

Nixon Approves CBD Oil Law

The cannabis oil bill is now signed into law in Missouri. The Epilepsy Foundation looks forward to being an integral player in bringing the extract to those children in Missouri who have failed at three or more treatments for seizures. We caution interested parties that the FDA has not approved this approach and not enough research has been done to assure the effectiveness and side effects from its use. However, this gives hope to those who have struggled for control. It offers another … [Read more...]

Seize the Day St. Louis Success!

EFMK would like to thank everyone who came out to Kirkwood Park on Saturday, June 21 for Seize the Day St. Louis. We had a great time with nearly 1,000 participants and raised close to $70,000! Click here to view and download pictures from the day.   Additional thanks go out to the following: Our hard-working (and extremely flexible) volunteers. You arrived early, stayed late and did every job on the list with a smile. You were invaluable! Kirkwood Park Rangers. Thank you … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Scores Small Victory in Congress

Congress approved an amendment last week barring the DOJ from using federal funds to interfere with medical marijuana laws in several states, including Missouri. Several congressmen from the Missouri region backed the measure, which is significant considering the Missouri legislature recently passed a bill allowing the use of hemp extract for children with intractable epilepsy. Click the links below to read more. Click here Click here     … [Read more...]

Patient Education Program

If you're in the Kansas City area and would like to learn about available treatment options for difficult-to-treat epilepsy, here is an opportunity to attend a seminar on the topic . … [Read more...]

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