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Social Events

It can be hard to make new friends in the best of times; finding people who understand your individual journey with epilepsy can be especially tough. The Epilepsy Foundation’s social events seek to bring together all types of people affected by epilepsy to connect, share experiences, and (most importantly) have some fun!

Events happen throughout the year and vary by region according to local needs. Our largest social event of the year is the Rise Above Seizures Walk, which happens in multiple locations across our service area in August and September. Visit the Events Calendar to see all upcoming events in your area.

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Virtual Social Group Activity: Trivia

Stay connected during this “safe at home” time and join EFMN’s Virtual Trivia event. Adults, teens, and families affected by epilepsy are invited to have fun testing your knowledge and meeting others from across our service area. Contact Lisa Peterson with any questions at 218.624.1330 or In order to



Virtual Social Group Activity: Talent Show

Stay connected during this “safe at home” time and join EFMN’s Virtual Talent Show! Do you have a hidden talent that you want to show the rest of the world? Now’s your chance. EFMN is calling on all performers for our first ever EFMN Talent Show! Join us on June

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Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Bob Greer

Change can come at any point in life, and for Bob Greer, there have been many moments of unexpected change. Shortly after getting married Bob was drafted into the Army, and more recently he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 73. With no known cause for his recent seizures and diagnosis, Bob used EFMN’s Information Services and Connect Groups to learn about treatments and how others manage their epilepsy.

Bob's Story
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Support from your peers

Another way to meet people and find support are through Connect Groups: regular meetings that bring together people with similar epilepsy connections.

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