Have you ever
said, “If only I knew then what I know now!” about living with epilepsy? We’re
pleased to launch a video campaign where you can share your experiences with
epilepsy, provide advice and educate others about the condition through video.
Log on to Facebook.com/EpilepsyFoundationOfAmerica/NowIKnow to submit a short video that answers the
question: When it comes to epilepsy,
what do you know now that you wish you knew sooner?
Not only will
your video help others living with epilepsy, but you could also have a chance
to win an iPad, among other prizes. Videos may also be featured online or at
local Epilepsy Foundation events. Submit your video before midnight, ET on
December 31, 2012 and then encourage your friends and families to vote.
featuring videos from SE Tennessee and NW
Georgia on our Facebook page, so don’t forget to select Epilepsy Foundation Southeast
Tennessee when you upload your video!
Voting will open
on January 1, 2013. Winners will be announced in February 2013. For more
information and complete contest rules, visit EpilepsyFoundation.organd the contest page.
Possible Massive cuts to Medical Research
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!
On January 2, 2013 the Epilepsy community might face devastating cuts of 8.2% to research programs seeking a cure.
These programs are funded partially by the National Institutes of Health which falls under the category of Non-defense discretionary programs or NDD programs.
Also at risk are programs that fund veteran and senior care.
Email, Facebook or Tweet congress members to tell them that NDD programs, including medical research and public health are vital, and the government needs a balanced approach.
Click here to see contact listings for House Members.
Click here to see contact listings for Senate Members.
ick here to e-mail U.S. Senators and U.S. House Representatives.
Sign The Petition!
The Epilepsy Foundation is working to create a more comprehensive and effective network of local advocates - individuals and families affected by seizure disorders/epilepsy who can help us, and themselves, by sharing their personal experiences with their elected officials.
To accomplish this task, we've set a goal of getting 100,000 persons to sign on to a broad-based petition encouraging our elected officials to support epilepsy research, pass legislation beneficial to the epilepsy community, and to make improvements in the healthcare system of our country. The exact wording of the petition and the ability to sign on to it electronically can be found at www.epilepsypetition.com
By signing this petition, you will also provide us with the ability to send you "advocacy alerts" on upcoming legislation that can impact the epilepsy community in a positive or negative way. Together, our voices can make a difference in Washington and at the state capitol!