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About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead the fight to overcome challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Epilepsy Foundation Alaska is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Alaska.

Over 7,200 people in Alaska are living with epilepsy or seizure related conditions.

The Epilepsy Foundation Alaska is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Advisory Board.

Epilepsy Foundation Alaska hosts a Professional Advisory Board of health care professionals that advise and support the organization, and a Community Leadership Board composed of business professionals, and community leaders and philanthropists.

Epilepsy Foundation Alaska is a chapter of the national Epilepsy Foundation, and works closely with the National foundation to develop and implement programs and services for people with epilepsy in the Alaska.

 

Our Programs

Funding supports the following uncompensated programs and services provided to people with epilepsy and their families:

Camp Discovery
Annual youth summer camp in WA or OR

Community Action Network (C.A.N.) Program
Community Volunteer Program

Community Education & Training
For public, police, teachers, nurses and employers

Support Groups
Support groups for people with epilepsy and their families

Employment Assistance Programs
Support for employment transition

Speak Up Speak Out (S.U.S.O.) Program
Advocacy and government relations