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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25

Jul

Thursdays on First & 3rd

We will be hosting the evening musical guests at Thursdays on First & 3rd. Stop by and visit our booth to meet your Regional Coordinator, Emily Gomez, and get epilepsy resources and information about upcoming events. (Volunteers for this event are welcome; if interested, contact Emily Gomez at egomez@efmn.org or

15

Aug

Thursdays on First & 3rd

We will be hosting the evening musical guests at Thursdays on First & 3rd. Stop by and visit our booth to meet your Regional Coordinator, Emily Gomez, and get epilepsy resources and information about upcoming events.(Volunteers for this event are welcome; if interested, contact Emily Gomez at egomez@efmn.org or 507.287.2103).

23

Aug

Adult Social Event – Glensheen Mansion

Adults are invited to join us and explore the Glensheen Mansion and connect with others affected by epilepsy. This event is free for people with epilepsy and $5 for each additional family member. 5:00 tour of the grounds (optional) but please plan to arrive by 5:45 if possible. Guided tour

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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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