National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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Melanie Cox
San Antonio, TX



 Guillermo Velasquez
San Antonio, TX


November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!  The Epilepsy Foundation is an unwavering ally in raising awareness, providing support, and funding research to bring new treatments and therapies to market in a timeframe that matters for people with seizures. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with epilepsy (seizure disorder).  If you know someone who has seizures, TELL THEM how much you support them!!  

Raising Awareness in Your Community

 1.  Submit a "Story Days" Video In honor of the National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the National Office is pleased to present "Story Days." Affiliates from across the country will be sharing stories from people they have helped. Videos will be featured on the National website and on their Facebook page.  Stories from Central & South Texas will be featured here and on the EFCST Facebook page as well. To submit a 30-60 second video telling the story of how you found support through the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas click here.  Also email us the video link so we may also feature it on our page as well.    


2.  Participate in the Seize the Moment 5K - Join EFCST in San Antonio for the 5th Annual "Seize the Moment 5K Fun Run".  Raise awareness and support for persons living with epilepsy in Central & South Texas.  For more information visit


3.  Talk About It! - Distribute information about epilepsy to local schools, businesses, and local leaders.  Click here to download the Top 5 flyer.  


4. Turn your world Purple - Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to wear purple throughout the month of November to honor and support persons living with epilepsy.


Epilepsy is challenging, but you are not alone.   You can find hope, connection, and support at the Epilepsy Foundation.  Click here to contact us online for assistance or information about our programs and services.  You may also reach us by phone at (888) 606-5353.