On Saturday, February 7, 2015 the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia will present its signature fundraising gala, the Taste of Love, an elegant black tie event held at the Ritz Carlton - Buckhead. The Taste of Love features gourmet dining, premium wine pairings, extraordinary live entertainment, a top notch silent and live auction, and the chance to dance the night away. Click the title to learn more about the 2014 Taste of Love Gala and view photos.
By hosting a third party fundraising or awareness event to benefit EFGA you can help raise funds and awareness for the 150,000 Georgians living with epilepsy. With your help, EFGA can reach more supporters in your community helping improve the lives of those who have epilepsy. There are many ways that you can help raise awareness and funds – everything from a golf tournament at your local course to a dining out night at local restaurants to a bake sale at your school. Any way that you can help raise funds and awareness for epilepsy is greatly appreciated! Click to learn more.
This marks the 5th year for Camp Carpe Diem, which is held in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This camp will serve children ages 7 - 15, who have good control with their seizure meds. Camp Carpe Diem will run from May 25 - 30, 2014. Leaders in Training are past campers who are 16 and 17 are eligible to apply. EFGA will subsidize a major portion of the camp fee for each participant.
Managed by the Civitan Club of Georgia, Camp Big Heart is appropriate for those persons who have a developmental disability in addition to their seizure disorder. Camp Big Heart holds three sessions.
This year Tinsel Town traveled to Twin Lakes as Camp Carpe Diem had a Hollywood theme. We have camp mascot and ace Hollywood reporter Julius Seizure Frog to report on the activities of the week...
Gary Summers was a long time member of our Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia family serving on the board of directors. He was a constant presence at every EFGA event, helped to coordinate epilepsy presentations to federal employees through his workplace, the US Department of Labor, and served in a leadership role as our Treasurer for many years. Tragically, we lost Gary in January 2013 after a courageous multi-year battle with cancer.