EFOF serves as the lead advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy and seizures at the local, county and state levels. Advocating for effective public policies and community support is critical to EFOF’s ability to provide educational assistance to those who need it most.

Capitol Day & Purple = Red + Blue Reception

Meet our 2015 Champions of the Heart Awardees: 


Pictured from the left: Stephanie McCann, Rene Garcia, Jonathan Anderson,
Karen Basha Egozi, Katie Edwards,  Jeff Brandes, Matt Gaetz, Matt Hudson, Steve Schale 

The Tallahassee-based Day at the Capitol event allows for executive staff, board members, donors and key stakeholders from around the state to come together during the Legislative Session to meet with legislators, review policy and host the organization’s “Red + Blue = Purple” Fundraiser. The evening reception will focus on recognizing those state leaders who have been supportive of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and of epilepsy sufferers as a whole across Florida.


Teens Speak Up!

 Meet Molly McCann- Florida’s 2015 Teen Speak Up Representative 


 Pictured from the left: Stephanie McCann, Representative Gwen Graham & Molly McCann

Teens Speak Up! is a program that provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation’s capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. Teens Speak Up! is part of the Public Policy Institute. Teens from across the country are nominated by affiliates and selected by the National Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action in their respective home districts through our Year of Service program.

Call, write or visit your state and local representative to advocate on behalf of individuals living with epilepsy in your community. https://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup

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