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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Adventurous Endeavors – Wolf Wildlife

Join us on Saturday, October 24th for a special virtual presentation from the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN. We will hear from educators and see ambassador wolves in a presentation that will keep you on the edge of your seat while learning about these mysterious predators in a LIVE program from



Virtual Adult Social Activity: Game Night

Join us for a night of fun and games! We will play several of our favorite board games together, online! We welcome adults with epilepsy to join in the fun! In order to ensure we can provide the best experience possible, we need a few things from you. Before registering



Virtual Family Social Activity: Gingerbread House Building

Calling all bakers, builders, candy lovers for a gingerbread house-building session. We will each build our own houses and share tips and tricks for making them look amazing and then share the completed projects with one another. We welcome families impacted by epilepsy to join in the fun! In order

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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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