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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.

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

A volunteer advisory board of professionals and community leaders provide leadership to Epilepsy Foundation Alaska.

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.

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

Teens Speak Up! (TSU)/Public Policy Institute (PPI)
Advocacy and government relations

SUDEP Alaska
Support for people bereaved by SUDEP and other epilepsy-related deaths