National voluntary agency dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy.

Mission Statement

The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

News & Events

05/22/09

New patient assistance program provides free medicines for eligible unemployed Americans  »more

05/05/09

Researchers Identify New Drug to Prevent Seizure Progression in Model of Epilepsy  »more

04/28/09

Prince Reveals He Had Epilepsy as a Child  »more

04/27/09

New Guidelines Released on Epilepsy and Pregnancy  »more

04/16/09

IQ Reported Lower in Toddlers of Mothers who Took Valproate  »more

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About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It’s also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.

A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life.

Living With Epilepsy

Although there has yet to be a cure for epilepsy, we can strive to ensure that "not another moment is lost to seizures." People living with epilepsy can manage their seizures and improve how they are perceived, accepted and valued in society.

Although there has yet to be a cure for epilepsy, we can strive to ensure that "not another moment is lost to seizures."

United Way Partner Agency

United WayThe Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee is a proud partner agency of the following local United Way organizations.

United Way of Greater Knoxville

United Way of Blount County

United Way of Sevier County

United Way of Loudon County

United Way of Anderson County

United Way of Hamblen County

United Way of Roane County

United Way of Jefferson County (operating division of United Way of Greater Knoxville)

Other Local Partner Agencies.

East Tennessee Foundation