Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

A nonprofit organization

$24,827 raised by 124 donors

100% complete

$15,000 Goal

Will YOU help us connect with the 55,000+ Minnesotans living with epilepsy?

No matter who, no matter where, no matter when – your gift helps ensure no one has to journey with epilepsy alone.

Your gift to EFMN:

  • Trains schools, businesses, public safety and health services, and community organizations across the state in seizure recognition and response
  • Provides one-on-one information and referral services to newly diagnosed individuals and people navigating new territory on their epilepsy journey
  • Builds networks of support so that no one is alone on their journey

What does it mean to ensure no one journeys alone? Let’s look at 2023.

Shining Stars 

This program connects youth and teens with epilepsy from across Minnesota and encourages them to reach for the stars. All youth ages 17 and under are invited to become a Shining Star and join us with their family for special events throughout the year.

At our Annual Shining Stars Mall of America event we had 245 attendees. So far in 2023, we have had 22 new Shining Stars. 

“All four of our kids LOVED the activity tables this year! This is the only way we are able to afford to take our whole family to ride rides at MOA, so we appreciate the option of discounted wristbands for the whole family.”

Minnesota State Fair

At our Be Seizure Smart booth at the MN State Fair, we connected with over 11,500 people on the importance of seizure first aid, had 125 volunteers, and connected with over 275 individuals impacted by epilepsy that were not previously connected to EFMN.

“It was truly the best thing about the fair for me!!! I’m all in for next year again. It was so awesome to have members of the foundation there and even Dr. Mendes!!!! REALLY amazing experience.”

United in Epilepsy Walks

Our annual walks raise awareness of seizures and support for our family, friends, and neighbors impacted by epilepsy. This year, our community raised $195,000 in support with 1,655 walkers and 168 teams across 5 walk sites. 

“We attend as many of the EFMN social events as we can. Our children who do not have epilepsy (and our child who does) enjoy connecting with others and sharing our story! The social events make us feel “less alone” in our journey!”

Camp Programs

Because of donors likes you, 46% of campers received financial support to attend our summer Camp Programs. 

“I liked meeting other kids who understood what I was going through. Everyone is so nice and accepting.”

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Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota

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Health Children & Family Community


7760 France Ave S, Suite 210
Bloomington, MN 55435



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