The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Epilepsy affects more than 65 million people worldwide.
Help us LEAP forward towards a cure
About The Epilepsy Foundation
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. More than 3 million people in the U.S. – and more than 65 million people worldwide live with epilepsy. Over 1 million people living with epilepsy experience uncontrollable seizures and are unable to find an effective treatment, and 2 million do not know the cause of their seizures. 1:26 people will develop epilepsy at some point their lives…. ONE in TWENTY-SIX! There are more people living with epilepsy than with childhood autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combined. This is unacceptable.
Every number is a real person and a real story
People around the world who have epilepsy
1 in 10
People will have a seizure in their lifetime
People in the United States who have epilepsy
1 in 26
People will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime
JUST A FEW Reasons to end epilepsy
People with epilepsy lose moments and memories because of seizures, medical appointments, missing school, injuries, lost jobs and friendships, transportation challenges, canceled family vacations and more.
Because of seizures, people with epilepsy suffer more injuries and are at risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
The brain is the source of epilepsy and the brain is the source of the solutions to END EPILEPSY. Let's use our brains to END EPILEPSY.