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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Nov

Social Event – Aquarium & Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Join us on opening night of Bentleyville at the Aquarium with a bird’s eye view of Bentleyville. Arrive any time after 2:00 pm to explore the exhibits. Dinner will be served at 4:00 pm, we’ll watch the lights go on at Bentleyville at 5:00 pm, and you can head over

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Dec

Teen Social Event – AirMaxx Trampoline Park

An afternoon of trampoline, mini golf and arcade game fun for our Teen Social Group (13-18 years old). Pizza and pop will be served and an AirMaxx waiver is required before activities can start. Cost is $10 per person and contact Erik Williams with any questions at ewilliams@efmn.org or 651-262-9345.

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Dec

Social Event – Annual Holiday Party

Join us at the beautiful Street Car Station at Como for a holiday dinner and connecting with others. You are welcome to bring family or friends and your favorite Christmas cookies to share.

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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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