Register for the 2020 Virtual 5K Presented by Northwestern Medicine


Register for the 2020 Virtual 5K REGISTER Presented by Northwestern Medicine #EFGCTogether #EpilepsyStrong


4th Annual Spanish Epilepsy Conference

August 8

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s objective is to help people with epilepsy live their everyday lives. And in order to do so, we serve our constituents through three primary avenues of support.


We are committed to giving people impacted by epilepsy the ability to successfully advocate for themselves and the epilepsy community. These advocates speak to the needs of people with epilepsy and share their personal stories.

Client Services

Our Client Services Department provides adults, children, and families access to professional assistance that will enhance their ability to manage issues related to epilepsy and improve their quality of life.


Our organization provides free, age-appropriate educational programs for students, teachers, nurses, and other school staff, as well as corporate offices, on seizure recognition and first aid. These programs help to minimize stigma and alleviate misconceptions related to epilepsy.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has a wide array of programs and support services that are all offered at no cost.


Learn more about our free support and Case Management services


The Education Team uses classroom lectures and events to teach groups, schools and communities about epilepsy and seizure response.


Support EFGC and raise awareness in your community!

Latest News from our Blog

debbie web pic

Faces of the Foundation: Debbie

“Epilepsy is my passion,” says Debbie Flader, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Clinical Coordinator. Debbie has been with the Foundation since 2002 and anyone who has worked with her knows this is the absolute truth. Debbie was first hired to do outreach in Chicago’s suburbs. She had met the Foundation’s CEO at a support…


Faces of the Foundation: Tony

Tony has faced serious challenges in his life, but that does not stop him from looking on the brighter side of  things. In fact, he lives by a simple motto: the glass is always half full. “There are good things in the world,” says Tony. “Enjoy the moment because every day is a gift.”  In…


Faces of the Foundation: James Davies

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that James Davies, a true pillar of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, passed away on May 5, 2020. James’ commitment to the epilepsy community and EFGC started decades ago. He had suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury while serving in the Vietnam War.…