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Epilepsy Foundation New England

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Epilepsy Foundation New England

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Our Mission

With your help, Epilepsy Foundation New England aims to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. Together, we can offer those with epilepsy help for today, and hope for tomorrow.

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3.4 Million

People Living With Epilepsy In the U.S.

150,000

New Cases of Epilepsy Each Year

1 in 26

Will Develop Epilepsy In Their Lifetime

1 in 3

People With No Effective Treatment

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all of the following corporations for donating to EFNE during this pandemic. Your support was needed now more than ever and we are so grateful.

Upcoming Events

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My Friend Matty Volunteer Training

Become a My Friend Matty volunteer and help Epilepsy Foundation New England spread the My Friend Matty Curriculum across New England.…

Seizure First Aid and Recognition

Do you know someone with epilepsy? Would you know what to do if they had a seizure with you? In this online class, you will learn about…

Pawtucket, ri

2021 Rhode Island Walk for Epilepsy

Join us on October 31st for the Annual Rhode Island Walk for Epilepsy. The walk is held at Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI. • 10 AM Matty's…

HallowEEK!

Epilepsy Foundation New England proudly presents HallowEEK! A Week-long Halloween-themed event featuring fun contests, activities, and more…

Boston, ma

38th Annual Candlelight Hope Gala

Join us for an inspirational evening in Boston featuring Sail for Epilepsy's Phil Haydon and honoring BMC's Laurie Douglass. 5:30PM -…

Get Informed
Get Informed

We’re working to help those battling epilepsy from all corners of New England, and we’re always reaching out to those just starting their journey. That’s why we’re putting our knowledge, experience, and community to work for visitors at all stages of the battle against epilepsy.

Give Back
Give Back

Your involvement and advocacy on behalf of those battling epilepsy is crucial to our success, and we couldn't provide the services we do without your help. Whether you give a little or a lot, we always appreciate the support.

Get Involved
Get Involved

Our team of parents, patients, doctors, healthcare experts, researchers, and New Englanders all play a big role in our progress. Want to add your voice to the effort? Get involved and let’s put and end to epilepsy throughout New England, together.

Our Stories

News Stories from the foundation and stories from our friends living with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Foundation
In The News

EFNE Announces A Grant Contest for Research & Service In Epilepsy

Blue Sky Challenge: Epilepsy Foundation New England is pleased to announce the following grant competition and pitch contest to the Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island communities:  

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Epilepsy Foundation
In The News

Epilepsy Foundation New England Awarded $1.5M from the CDC

Epilepsy Foundation New England has been selected as a $1.5 million grant recipient by the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The grant supports the Foundation’s continued focus on strengthening the health system to improve epilepsy care; fostering connections between clinical services and community programs; and addressing social determinants of health to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy with the goal of improving their social environment.

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In The News

Photosensitive Epilepsy and COVID-19

Background Photosensitive epilepsy is a type of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or certain visual patterns.

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Epilepsy Foundation
In The News

Epilepsy Heroes: Cole and Katie

This blog post was submitted by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. #MyEpilepsyHero is proud to feature Cole and Katie, two amazing kids who started their own initiatives to help fellow kids with epilepsy. This #MyEpilepsyHero post is published with the permission of Cole and Katie.

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Epilepsy Foundation
In The News

Dr. Andrew Cole, MGH, Named Chair of the Board of Epilepsy Foundation New England

Lowell, MA – Epilepsy Foundation New England today announced that Andrew J. Cole, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.), was elected Chair, Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Dr.

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Epilepsy Foundation
In The News

Shining a Spotlight on Your Epilepsy Care Providers

Shining a Purple Spotlight: Expressions of Gratitude for Epilepsy Care Providers  

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In The News

Resources

Basic seizure first aid and the Feelings that may follow August 12, 2021

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Epilepsy Foundation
My Story

Kailey

Kailey is entering her senior year at Eastern Connecticut State University, where she is studying psychology. EFNE met with her while she was volunteering at our Purple Camp in East Brookfield, Massachusetts and talked about living with epilepsy on campus.

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