Epilepsy affects my family everyday. Is Asia having a seizure? This is a constant "saying" in my home. We want to keep track for a few different reasons, to record how often it is happening, to make sure she doesn't get hurt and to monitor that "it" is not lasting to long. It's a tough activity to deal with. Of course I am going to spread the awareness this month and I hope many of you will as well! We want as much research as possible on a disorder that affects so many. There is so little known about epilepsy-there are so many types of seizures, and so many causes.This disorder causes struggle in day to day life, physical trauma, injures and takes lives. Treatments and cures are desperately needed.
Did you know?
Approximately 1 in 26 People in the US Will Develop Epilepsy at Some Point in their Lifetime.
- 2+ Million Americans Have Epilepsy
- 150,000Annual New Cases in the U.S.
- 1 in 10 People Have Had a Seizure
- 65 Million People Have Epilepsy Worldwide
A great resource for questions is the Epilepsy Foundation.
This year they are starting the "Now I Know" Campaign.
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Introducing the "Now I Know" Video CampaignNovember is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!
As part of our mission to help overcome the challenges created by epilepsy, we're pleased to announce our Now I Know video campaign.
When it comes to epilepsy, what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?
People with epilepsy and their friends, family and caregivers have until January 15, 2013 to log on to Facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationOfAmerica to submit a short video sharing their experiences.
Visitors to our Facebook page will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites and share the videos through their social networks. At the end of the contest, the videos with the most votes in each of four regions, will win iPads, among other prizes.
Select videos may also be featured here on our website and at our National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, DC. We hope to pool the collective knowledge of the epilepsy community into an easy-to-use resource and to serve as a jump-start point for talking about the disorder with our communities.
Submit your video today to our Now I Know! Facebook app.
Official Contest Rules
For the state of Utah.
Tomorrow at all Utah Chili's Locations-The flier says the city of Layton but, as far as we understand it's all locations. Copy and print this flier then present it at Chili's with your meal. They will donate 15% to the Epilepsy Association of Utah.