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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Awareness Night at the Football Field

Join us on Friday, September 20th at the Milaca vs. Zimmerman high school football game, as we raise epilepsy awareness, and cheer on the teams. Wear your favorite EFMN shirt, or dress in purple (epilepsy awareness color). Halftime recognition, and free awareness giveaways.



Teen/YA Social Event

Join us for dinner and your choice of activities including basketball, pool table, foosball, skatepark, and board games. Contact Lisa Peterson at with any quetions.



Social Event- A & G Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Join us for the fun! 2 Corn mazes (beginner’s and advanced), pick your own pumpkins, go for a hay wagon ride, stop to pet the unicorn, play some human foosball,take a cowtrain ride, and great food treats! Saturday, October 5th

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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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