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PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY
NEED US NOW
MORE THAN EVER

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Learn more about epilepsy and seizures:  ways to live well, how to successfully manage seizures, and to empower people living with epilepsy. 

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Connect with others at our events throughout Northeast Ohio, including support groups, restorative yoga, Purple Day Party, art therapy and more!

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Donate time and money.  Volunteer to help at our events and support our ongoing programs and services.

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1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lives

1 In 10 People will experience a seizure in their lifetime

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1 In 26 People will be diagnosed with epilepsy

39% of adults who experienced seizures in the past year had not seen a neurologist

39% of adults who experienced seizures in the past year had not seen a neurologist

Consulting

65K people in Northeast Ohio have active epilepsy

65K people in Northeast Ohio have active epilepsy

Who We Are

Empowering Epilepsy was created by people in Cleveland, Ohio directly affected by epilepsy. While looking for support, there were limited resources outside the epileptologist’s office. Our goal is to create a caring community that allows people with epilepsy and their families to find proactive ways to manage their seizures and take charge of their lives. 

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Upcoming Events

  • International Epilepsy Day at Cleveland Monsters Game
    Sat, Feb 11
    Rocket Mortgage Field House
    Feb 11, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Rocket Mortgage Field House, 1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
    Celebrate International Epilepsy Day as the Cleveland Monsters take on the Belleville Senators at Rocket Mortgage Field House
  • Gunselman's Tavern Leprechaun Chase 1 Mile and 5K
    Sat, Mar 04
    Fairview High School Track
    Mar 04, 7:30 AM EST
    Fairview High School Track, 4507 W 213th St, Fairview Park, OH 44126, USA
    Can you run faster than a Leprechaun? Run or walk in the Gunselman's Tavern Leprechaun Chase 1 Mile and 5K on Saturday, March 4 at the Fairview High School Track in Fairview Park, Ohio.
  • Cleveland West Purple Day Bowling Party - Parma
    Sun, Mar 19
    RollHouse Entertainment Parma
    Mar 19, 2:00 PM EDT – Mar 20, 6:00 PM EDT
    RollHouse Entertainment Parma, 12859 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA
    Gather your friends and family to enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Cleveland East - Purple Day Bowling Party
    Thu, Mar 23
    RollHouse Entertainment Solon
    Mar 23, 4:00 PM EDT – Mar 24, 10:00 PM EDT
    RollHouse Entertainment Solon , 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Gather your family and friends to enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Youngstown Purple Day Bowling Party
    Sat, Mar 25
    Location is TBD
    Mar 25, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Gather your family and friends and join us to promote epilepsy awareness! Enjoy 2 hours of bowling, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Akron Purple Day Bowling Party
    Sun, Mar 26
    AMF Riviera Lanes
    Mar 26, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    AMF Riviera Lanes , 20 S Miller Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Gather at team to support Epilepsy Awareness! Enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Cleveland Marathon
    Sat, May 20
    Mall B
    May 20, 7:00 AM – May 21, 3:00 PM
    Mall B, 300 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114
    Join Empowering Epilepsy’s Purple Pacers Cleveland Marathon Team! Do you enjoy running or want to try a 5K for the first time? No matter what your experience, there is something for you.
  • Brain Surgery Conference
    Sat, Jun 17
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters
    Jun 17, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd Suite D, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Has your doctor said that brain surgery could be an option for you? That can be a scary road, as it involves many scans, tests, and evaluations. Learn more about the road to brain surgery for epilepsy. Can it help? What are your chances it will work? How can you make the best decision?

Our Goal...

is to provide free and low cost educational programs and services to show people with epilepsy what they can do while living with seizures.

Empowering Epilepsy was created by people with epilepsy in Northeast Ohio for people with epilepsy. Our events are either free or low-cost thanks to donations from people, families, businesses and foundations like you. Empowering Epilepsy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity organization.

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I wanted to share a short version of my story, and to tell you how thankful I am for what you are doing with Empowering Epilepsy. Thank you for educating the population of healthcare providers, teachers, family members and friends of those with epilepsy, and every other community member. Thank you for creating a safe space for all of those affected by epilepsy. I know when I was growing up, I had always wished I had someone who could truly understand how I was feeling as well.

Did You Know?

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Causes of Death in Epilepsy Include:

Status Epilepticus Seizures, SUDEP, Suicide, and Seizure related causes including drowning, head injury, or other accidents.

Discussing proactive ways to better control seizures with your epileptologist can save lives!

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Epilepsy Funding Needed

More people are diagnosed with Epilepsy than Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease COMBINED!

Yet, epilepsy receives significantly fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these diseases.

U.S. Diagnosis

Over 3.4 million people in the United States and...

over 65 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with

active epilepsy. 

Empowering Epilepsy in the News

Donate to Help Us
Change the Conversation About Epilepsy!

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person

Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters

23500 Mercantile Road, Suite D
Beachwood, OH 44122

Online

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 216-342-4167

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