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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Upcoming Social Events:

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Adult Social Event – Saints Game

Take in a night of outdoor baseball and fireworks to kick off Memorial Day weekend with EFMN friends. Tailgating starts at 4:00 and the game at 5:05. This event is free for those with epilepsy and $10 for each guest, paid at the game. Contact Tammy Sammon at or



Social Event – Duluth Huskies Game

Join us for a day at the ballpark and root on the Duluth Huskies as they take on the Eau Claire Express. This event is free for people with epilepsy and $5 for guests; includes ticket, hotdog, and a small pop or water. (Game starts at 3:05pm). Contact Lisa Peterson



Sibling Social Event – Bowling

We welcome siblings of youth with seizures to an exclusive event. It can be challenging at times to have a sibling with a health condition such as epilepsy so we want to bring these wonderful supporters together for an afternoon of fun. We welcome siblings and at least one parent to bowl,

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Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Marianne Richmond

Marianne Richmond is a picture book author who partnered with EFMN and Barnes & Noble to use her most recent book to raise money for epilepsy. She went through her own struggle with undiagnosed epilepsy at a young age, and has now written a book titled Be Brave Little One to help children (and the rest of us!) be brave no matter the situation.

Marianne's Story
Author Marianne Richmond poses with some of her picture books.

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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