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Charity of the Month



Charity Description:
Since 1954, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) has helped people with seizures realize their full potential by providing programs and services that educate, connect and empower. 2014 marks our 60th anniversary of helping people with seizures!

People with seizures turn to EFMN for educational information, support and connection to others facing similar challenges. Seizures should not stop a child from fulfilling a dream to attend summer camp, or prevent an adult from achieving gainful employment.

We serve over 100,000 people annually through programs like Camp Oz, where youth with epilepsy enjoy a traditional camping experience with the safety of 24/7 medical staff. Our Seizure Smarts Schools program goes right into a student’s classroom to reduce bullying and foster understanding. Foundation staff also offer free first aid training to workplaces and organizations across Minnesota and North Dakota.

The Foundation works to increase public awareness/education about seizures to reduce the stigma surrounding epilepsy. The unpredictable nature of seizures and wide spectrum of severity can make living with epilepsy difficult. We’re here to help! For more information visit www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org.