Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.

Address: 1920 W. First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Phone: (336) 716-2320 Fax: (336) 7166018 Email: info@epilepsync.org Website: http://www.epilepsync.org

The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina was started in 1972 by a social worker, Ms. Ruth Bowen, who worked for United Way in Charlotte. Ms. Bowen recognized the serious lack of understanding that so often accompanied the diagnosis and the burden it brought to the person with epilepsy and his/her family as well as to the community. Although she had no personal ties to epilepsy, Mrs. Bowen sought to pull together others who were interested in trying to make a difference for this population that was so isolated and neglected. 

The Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina offers the following services:
    Public education aimed at eliminating stigma and discrimination
    Statewide helpline to answer questions and concerns of those with epilepsy and their families as well as the public
    Medication assistance for those meeting financial guidelines
    Information and referral
    Free packets of educational materials
    Support Groups
    Patient Advocacy
    Patient education sessions
    Patient and family counseling
    Transportation assistance to medical centers
    Camps-NC is most fortunate to have two wonderful camps that serve children with epilepsy. The Foundation works closely with these camps and encourages participation of children with epilepsy."

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