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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is hosting two special public events.

Heroes Night, from 6 to 11 p.m., November 11, at Galleria Marchetti, 825 West Erie Street, in Chicago, will honor several local medical professionals and businesses for their outstanding contributions toward epilepsy care and outreach.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the annual Greater Chicago Epilepsy Consumer Conference, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., November 19, held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, 733 West Madison Street, in Chicago. This is a free program with educational tracks specifically for adults with epilepsy and for parents of children with epilepsy. For more information or to register, call Lauren at 312-939-6622 ext. 209 or email [email protected].

Founded in 1946, the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago provides programs, services, community outreach and grassroots advocacy. The Foundation offers support within the Chicagoland community to more than 125,000 individuals in 43 counties, leading the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.

To learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, and how you can make a difference, visit