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Empowering Epilepsy

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Empowering Epilepsy connects people with epilepsy to experts and peers for education, care, and friendship.  We anchor a caring community that empowers our members and their loved ones to better understand and manage their treatment plan throughout their epilepsy journey.

Despite the fact that 1 in 26 people will eventually be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lifetime - the vast majority of those with epilepsy feel isolated and alone.  They have never met or talked with anyone else who also experiences epilepsy, and they find few resources and help outside of their neurologist’s office.

Empowering Epilepsy was founded in 2014 by people with epilepsy, for people with epilepsy, to meet this dire need for learning, emotional, and disease management support. 

We strive to help people with epilepsy find proactive ways to lessen their seizures, meet others who are also living with epilepsy, listen and speak with experts, and discover resources and opportunities to empower their lives. Our ultimate goal is to anchor a global community of support and learning for our members and their loved ones.

Join us in the fight against epilepsy! Support Empowering Epilepsy as you run or walk the 5K, 10K, Half or Full Marathon or the Challenge Series! 

Fundraise for Empowering Epilepsy's Team in the Cleveland Marathon today! 100% of your support goes directly to helping people live well with seizures in Northeast Ohio.

Walk or run to help us change the conversation about epilepsy and show people living with seizures what they can do.

Since 2014, Empowering Epilepsy has been running innovative, results-driven programs and events throughout Northeastern Ohio to enable people with epilepsy to take charge of their lives. 

Approximately 65,000 people in Northeastern Ohio have seizures, while many more have these symptoms that remain undiagnosed.  1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime, and 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. 

Epilepsy has remained a hidden disease that people do not talk about because it involves losing control. The lack of knowledge in the general public causes embarrassment and isolation. We need people to learn more about the spectrum of seizures and support Empowering Epilepsy's free or low cost programs and services. Our programs are offered at low- or no cost, which we are only able to provide thanks to your support. 

Run, Walk, Donate and Fundraise for Empowering Epilepsy to help us change the conversation about epilepsy and seizures in Northeast Ohio. We need your support to help show people what they can do while living with epilepsy! Thank you!!


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
May 27 Akshay Kalra $35.00
May 20 Anonymous Good job Jan! Undisclosed amount
May 19 Timco Family $27.68
May 18 Katie Fete Sending you all the support, Jan! Undisclosed amount
May 17 Rachel Clovis You got this, Jan! $25.00
May 17 Debbie Goldman $200.00
May 17 Theresa You’ll do great Jan! $27.68
May 17 Anonymous $27.68
May 17 Kelly Good Luck Jan! $27.68
May 17 Anonymous $65.00