Fundraising Events

Heroes Night Gala
February 23, 2019
6:00 pm
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Join us for a special evening on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for our annual Heroes Night Gala. This year we are thrilled to be honoring former NCAA coach and epilepsy advocate, Coach Kill with the Richard N. Rovner Hero Award. We are also thrilled to be honoring Illinois Representative Greg Harris with the Inspirational Commitment Hero Award for his dedication to securing epilepsy state funds over the years. Click here to purchase tickets online. For more information, please contact Kelly Lang at


The Conor Morrissey Legacy Dodgeball Tournament
April 27, 2019
Oak Forest High School
15201 S Central Ave.
Oak Forest, IL 60452

Conor Morrissey was a lot of things. He was an avid swimmer, a passionate artist, an Oak Forest High School alumni, and a beloved son and a brother. He was also a young man living with epilepsy. His life was cut short at the age of 23 when he died of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy caused by a seizure in 2017.

Get Up and Help, in cooperation with Oak Forest High School and the Morrissey family, wants to celebrate Conor Morrissey’s life and passions.

They are sponsoring a Dodgeball Tournament which will take place at Oak Forest High School on April 27th, 2019. Conor loved dodgeball and Get Up and Help thought what better way to bring the community together, celebrate Conor and raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Click here for more information and to sign up. Please email or call at 708-270-8064 if you have any questions. If you would like to sign up for email notifications, please email us your email address.

Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing
August 26, 2019
Kemper Lakes Golf Club
24000 N. Old McHenry Rd.
Kildeer, IL 60047

On Monday, August 26th, we will be Teeing Off for Camp Blackhawk at our annual Golf Outing at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL. The day includes 18 holes of scramble format golf. All proceeds will go toward Camp Blackhawk, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s week-long retreat that is offered to kids, ages 6-17, with epilepsy at no charge. For more information contact Kelly Lang at

The Greater Chicago 5K Walk/Fun Run – Wheaton
September 21, 2019
Cantigny Park
1 S 151 Winfield Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60189

We’re excited to announce that the Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K Walk/Fun Run at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL will be taking place in the fall this year! On Saturday, September 21st, our Fall Fest will include our traditional 5K Walk/Fun Run, as well as exciting new activities and games.  Registration opens at 8:00 am and the 5K begins at 10:00 am. Please contact Kelly at or 312-939-8622 ext 208 if you have any questions or would like to receive information regarding event sponsorship. Online registration will be available soon.

The Chicago 5K’s date has not been finalized, but will also be in the fall.