Vote For the Epilepsy Foundation at This Year’s Capital Region Gives

Our 2019 Adopted Nonprofit, The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York needs your help! Please vote for them (one vote per day) starting on Thursday, November 14th, so they can win $10,000 in FREE advertising from the Times Union. Prizes like this are huge for non-profits as it helps spread their mission and help the families affected by epilepsy.

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2019 Epilepsy Family Conference

The Epilepsy Family Conference is a signature education activity unique to the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern NY.

The goal of this event is to offer information and education on epilepsy-related topics to those who are affected by epilepsy, as well as healthcare professionals. This conference includes topics relevant to both adult and pediatric epilepsy patients. For the first time, the conference will be broadcast live on Facebook! The conference will be taking place on Wednesday, November 13th at the Hearst Media Center (645 Albany Shaker Road, Albany NY 12211). Check-in begins at 11:00 and the program is from 11:30 am – 3:45 pm. Lunch will be served. Register for the conference by joining either in-person or on Facebook Live and view the agenda:

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Stay, Safe, Side: It’s Seizure First Aid

Join the 2019 WBC Adopted Non-Profit to help raise awareness.

During National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation is urging the public to remember #StaySafeSide, which are the steps in seizure first aid. Everyone can visit to learn more and download a seizure first aid poster, or contact Katelyn Markellos at to request one be mailed.

Kudos- First Female Board President!



Albany, NY: The Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York is pleased to welcome two new members, Shelley Friel and Karen Wachs.  Shelley is Director of Development at Rockefeller College at the University of Albany.  She looks forward to serving on the communications committee and assisting with this year’s Epilepsy Golf Tournament.   Karen Wachs is Neurology Account Manager with Greenwich Biosciences.  She has been serving on the Confections in Chocolate committee and will be joining the board development committee.

At the June meeting of the Board of Directors, the following new officers were elected for two-year terms: This is the first time in history that a female has been Board President!

Jerilee Beaudoin, President

Denise Sullivan, Vice President

Lynne Longtin, Treasurer

Kevin Volk, Immediate Past President


The Epilepsy Foundation has a volunteer Board of Directors. Members have a variety of professional backgrounds. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents to further the mission of our organization, please complete a Board of Directors Membership Application and forward it with a copy of your resume to:

Jeannine Garab, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205 or you may forward it electronically to:

Board members are required to become members of the Foundation, attend regularly scheduled board meetings, support fundraising events and serve on 1-2 committees.

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Adopted Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunities

Image result for epilepsy foundation of northeastern new yorkThe 2019 Adopted Non-Profit, The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, has volunteer  opportunities for two large events coming up: the Walk to END EPILEPSY, to be held on Sunday, September 8th at the Saratoga Spa State Park and our Golf Tournament for Epilepsy, to be held on Monday, September 23rd at Wolferts Roost Country Club.


Golf Tournament for Epilepsy

Please feel free to contact Susan Kaczynski, Director of Development at for any questions or if additional information is needed.  To register, or for more information about the events, you may visit and

Epilepsy Foundation raises $10,582 at their Bowl to END EPILEPSY Fundraiser

From the desk of Kennedy Lawton, Marketing, Communications + Special Events Coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York.

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York held their 28th annual bowling fundraiser, Bowl to END EPILEPSY on Monday, June 10 at Spare Time – Latham, raising $10,582. This year brought over 150 bowlers!

The evening began as bowlers all over northeastern New York flocked to Spare Time to raise funds for the foundation and raise awareness for the estimated 45,000 living with epilepsy in the 22 counties the EF serves. Members of the Albany Empire, our areas leading arena football team, signed autographs and took photographs with adoring fans.

We thank our major sponsors for this year’s event which include Times Union, WVCR 88.3 The Saint, NeuroPace, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Auto/Mate, Sonic of the Capital Region, and Greenwich Biosciences. All of the proceeds from the event are used to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York’s programs and services including educational programs, case management, advocacy, support networks and counseling.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization which offers an array of services to people with epilepsy, their families and the community at large in 22 counties in northeastern New York, including the Capital Region, the North Country, and the Upper Hudson Valley.  To contact our office, please call (518) 456-7501 or visit