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March 27, 2014

Jaco’s Tacos Charity Taco Night

Jaco’s Charity Tacos is the last Thursday of every month and is a night meant to raise funds, awareness and excitement for a Jackson charity or cause. Half of all sales from 5pm till close go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi. Jaco’s also likes to offer to make a signature taco and drink that highlights the charity.

Join us at Jaco’s Tacos on March 27, 2014 for dinner!

Start: March 27, 2014
End: March 27, 2014
Venue: Jaco's Tacos
Phone: 601-936-5222
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318 S. State St., Jackson, MS, United States, 39201
Cost: Free

February 28, 2014

“Heroes Among Us”

 February 28, 2014

 Table 100 Banquet Room

100 Ridge Way

Flowood, MS  39232

The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi is PROUD to announce the 2014 Heroes honorees:

Dr. Ruth Fredericks

Dr. Brad Ingram

Dr. Stephen Fulton

Wendy Bailey

Johnna Freiman

Estelle Watts

This special event is to honor these honorees that have helped improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy in Mississippi.  This year’s special guest speaker will be Phil Gatone, CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

PhilGattone_pic_1He came to the Foundation’s national office from an affiliate, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, where he served as president and CEO.

Phil has a long personal history with the epilepsy community, which began when his son Philip, now 25, was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of four. Since then, Phil has educated thousands of people across the country about epilepsy and its impact on families. He also has developed curriculum for educators on strategies for building self-esteem and academic achievement in students with epilepsy, as well as a curriculum for students to become better-educated about seizures and epilepsy first aid.

In 2006, he led a nationwide initiative helping affiliates across the country meet national performance standards. Phil joined the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in 2002, where he successfully led his team to the coveted Epilepsy Foundation “Affiliate of the Year” award in 2004.

Phil received his bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1981 from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and his master’s degree in education in 2000 from National Louis University in Chicago.

Music will be provided by Mississippi’s own Tony Pasko of the hit show Duck Dynasty.

This special night will be emceed by Jeff Good.

Jeff Good Headshot 2012 (2)Jeff Good is the President of Mangia Bene Restaurant Management
Group, the owner/operators of BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar,
Broad Street Baking Company, and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice
Cream Joint – three unique and successful restaurants located in the
city of Jackson, Mississippi.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please click below:

Sponsor Information

Tickets are $75.00 per person or receive a discount for  purchasing a table for eight at $400.00.  For more information please call 601-936-5222.













Start: February 28, 2014
End: February 28, 2014
Venue: Table 100 Banquet Room
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100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS, United States, 39232
Cost: $75.00 pp

November 23, 2013

Strides for Seizures 5K Run/Walk


Strides for Seizures

5K Run/Walk

1 Mile Fun Run

Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

November 23, 2013


WHAT:                      Strides for Seizures 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run

WHEN:                      Saturday, November 23, 2013

WHERE:                    Liberty Park, 694 Liberty Park Rd., Flowood, MS 39232

TIME:                         8:00am


Local Hotels

Holiday Inn Express - 1-601-992-7773

Candlewood Suites - (601) 326-3600

Sleep Inn - (601) 936-0007

Hampton Inn - (601) 709-5200

Comfort Suites – (601)709-4900

**** Any questions, please call EFM at 601-936-5222

–Online Registration has Closed! You can still register the day of the event from 6:30-7:30a.m.–

Start: November 23, 2013
End: November 23, 2013
Venue: Liberty Park
Phone: 601-936-5222
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694 Liberty Park Rd., Flowood, MS, United States, 39232

November 23, 2013

Strides for Seizures Raffle

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi will raffle off one fabulous vacation!  The winner has the choice of a Westin Resort 4-night Getaway in Maui or Kauai with Airfare for 2! This vacation is valued at $10,776








A Orlando Theme Park Adventure 4-Night (Hyatt) Package with Airfare for 4! Sea World Orlando 4-1-day tickets AND Universal Resorts Orlando – 4 1-day, 1-park tickets.  Choose from either Universal Studios Florida or Universal’s new Islands of Adventure, featuring the Wizarding world of Harry Potter.  This vacation is valued at $10,100.








Tickets are $25.00 each and all proceeds goes to support the Program and Services offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi.  Including the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp for children with Epilepsy.

Raffle tickets can be purchased the morning of the 5K!

Raffle Tickets

Win a fabulous vacation to either Hawaii or Orlando, WINNERS CHOICE! Drawing will be help on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Winner doesn't have to be present to win but must be 21 years of age or older!
  • Strides for Seizures Raffle

  • Price: $25.00 Quantity:
    ONLY 1000 TICKETS SOLD! The winner will have their choice of a fabulous Westin Resorts 4-Night Getaway in Maui or Kauai with Airfare for 2. Vacation is valued at $10,776. OR An Orlando Theme Park Adventure 4-Night (Hyatt) Package with Airfare for 4. This vacation includes 4, Sea World Orlando tickets, 4, Universal Resorts Orlando tickets. Winner will also chose from either Universal Studios Florida or the new Islands of Adventure, featuring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This vacation is valued at $10,100. Winner must be 21 years of age.
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Start: November 23, 2013
End: November 23, 2013
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Cost: 25.00

November 6, 2013

Second Annual NRC Alzheimer’s Memory Screening and Lunch & Learn

The Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi will be exhibiting at a booth at this event.  Please come by and see us!

Start: November 6, 2013
End: November 6, 2013
Venue: Forrest General Hospital
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Hattiesburg, MS, United States

October 26, 2013

Rockfest for Epilepsy Awareness

Roxy and Kenny Trahan along with great friends presents Rockfest for Epilepsy Awareness

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 3:00 pm until

Zepplin’s Pizzeria & Bar

709 Howard Avenue

Biloxi, MS  39530

Visit Rockfest for Epilepsy on Facebook for up-to-date details.  Donations received from this event will go to the Dr. Victor G. Dostrow Emergency Medical Fund.


Start: October 26, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
Venue: Zeppelin's Pizzeria & Bar
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709 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS, United States, 39530

September 17, 2013

Thirty-One Party

Come support the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi on September 17, 2013 by attending our Thirty-One Party!

Proceeds go to foundation Programs/Services!

** You can also shop online now at

When: Tuesday, September 17. 2013

Hosted By: Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi

Location: EFM Office, 2001 Airport Rd. N., Ste 307, Flowood, MS 39232

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

For more inforamtion please click:  31 Party Flyer

Start: September 17, 2013
End: September 17, 2013
Venue: Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi
Phone: 6019365222
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2001 Airport Rd. N., Ste 307, Flowood, MS, United States, 39232
Cost: Free

August 19, 2013

Medical Matters

Watch Tres Townsend on Monday, August 19th at 4pm on WLBT’s Medical Matters with Stephanie Bell Flynt. They will be talking about the foundation and epilepsy in the Mississippi community.

Start: August 19, 2013
End: August 19, 2013
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November 13, 2012

The RAISE Resolution (House Resolution 298) Needs Your Help Now, More Than Ever!

Contact your representative now – Time is running out  
 Not sure who your representative is click here to lear more
With 105 cosponsors, House Resolution 298 (the RAISE Resolution) has plenty of support. Thanks to all of your efforts, RAISE has come a very long way. However, your work is not yet done. The bill still needs to be released from committee before it can be voted on and passed. The Epilepsy Foundation needs every advocate to do all that they can to reach out to Congress and push RAISE over the top. 

This is our final push for the RAISE as time is running short on our goal to get this important legislation passed by the end of the year. When Congress returns, there will be plenty of people vying for its attention, which is why it is so important that we make our voices heard and our representatives understand how crucial epilepsy awareness is to the epilepsy community.  


The House returns from its recess on Tuesday, November 13th. When they return, they will only have 16 work days to address all of their business. Please contact your representative today! If they are already a cosponsor, ask them to urge house leadership to send House Resolution 298 to the floor for a vote. If they are not a cosponsor, share your personal story and views about the importance of epilepsy awareness to your community and this country.


Now, more than ever, we need Congress to take epilepsy awareness seriously. We need our representatives to know that passing House Resolution 298, will greatly improve the lives of the millions of people in this country living with epilepsy. Please call, email, facebook, tweet and/or visit your representative and ensure that the RAISE Resolution is passed by the end of the year.


When Calling Your Representative:


- Dial the number for the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121, ask to be connected with the office of your representative.


- Once connected to the office, let the person on the phone know that you are a constituent. Ask to speak with the Health Legislative Assistant. If they ask why you are calling, tell them you are calling about House Resolution 298.


- Once connected to the Health LA, give your name and address.


- Tell them that you are calling to ask the representative to support House Resolution 298 by urging that it be brought to the floor for a vote and for the representative to vote for the resolution once it is brought to the floor.


- Feel free to share a personal story (if you have one) about your connection to epilepsy and why epilepsy awareness means so much to you.


- Also feel free to refer to the talking points below during your call.


Talking Points:


- The resolution asks for no additional money, only a greater effort by the federal government to coordinate the use of epilepsy awareness and educational programs that have already been created.


- H. Res 298 has the bipartisan support of 105 cosponsors.


- There are nearly 3 million people in the U.S. live with epilepsy.


- 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy during some part of their life.


- 1 in 10 people have had a seizure.


- There are 150,000 new cases of epilepsy every year.

Start: November 13, 2012
End: December 5, 2012
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November 10, 2012

November 10, 2012 – Flowood, MS – A Rainbow of HOPE, Kelsey’s Stroll for Epilepsy Awareness

On May 2,2012 Mississippi lost one of our beloved H.O.P.E mentors and advocates for epilepsy due to complications from a seizure.  Kelsey as well as so many others want to make a difference and change the way epilepsy is viewed.  Raising awareness in the community is one way we will honor Kelsey and ALLthe Mississippians that live with epilepsy.  It will be 3  fun, family-friendly strolls across Mississippi  that raises awareness as well as serves as a major fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi.  These strolls will ensure money raised goes to help people with epilepsy.  It is a leisurely walk around and it is not a mile run or 5k.

In a recent report conducted by the Institute of Medicine it concluded that at least 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime, and prevalence may be increasing.  Unfortunately, just as many people die from complication from a seizure as do breast cancer.  Both of these numbers are too high but there are treatments and cures for breast cancer while we are still fighting for a cure for seizures. 

Please make your voices heard at one of the 3 strolls across Mississippi starting inNovember 3, 4 and wrapping up on November 10, 2012 in Flowood, MS. Let’s not lose another moment to seizures. 

 November 10th Walk location is:

Winner’s Circle Park

100 Winners Circle Drive

Flowood, MS 39232


To register yourself or a team for the Flowood, MS Stroll- November 10, 2012 click here

For more information please contact Tres Townsend or Sweyn Simrall at 601-936-5222 or via email or to get started!

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A special THANKS to our Sponsors as of 8/10/2012












Start: November 10, 2012
End: November 10, 2012
Venue: Winner's Circle Park
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100 Winners Circle Drive, Flowood, MS, United States, 39232
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