The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California is a 501C (3) Non-Profit Organization. We dedicate all fundraising and efforts towards supporting people living with epilepsy.
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
At the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California, we create programs and events to raise awareness and opportunities for people living with epilepsy. Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 people; Hence - the 1 in 26 Golf Tournament.
When it comes to epilepsy, over 50 million people battle this condition everyday worldwide. Over 75% of people with epilepsy do not receive proper treatment and cannot maintain seizure-control. In fact, epilepsy takes more lives than breast cancer each year. With all these statistics, it can be hard to imagine why epilepsy receives such a small portion of funding for research and services. Stigma and misunderstanding has led to a lack of funding worldwide.
But we can change this! As an organization, the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California seeks to dismantle stereotypes and creates valuable programs for both youth and adults living with epilepsy. Learn more about our programs below!
Camp Coelho is a week long summer camp for youth living with epilepsy. This seizure-safe environment gives kids, who otherwise might not have the opportunity, the ability to attend summer camp with other survivors.
Epilepsy is often a barrier to education. We give prospective students the opportunity to prepare for college with our college scholarship programs.
Family camp extends the awesome summer activities to caregivers as well. This creates opportunities for families to connect, share epilepsy support, and creates community.
We offer seizure first aid trainings for a variety of institutions, including schools, workplaces, and public and private events.
Therapy is an essential component of treating any chronic illness or condition. With our group therapy programs, we give survivors the chance to connect and share experiences in an empathetic environment.
Our community events are dedicated to highlighting the pressing need for epilepsy awareness and advocacy. Our events encourage survivors to share their experience while fundraising for programs.