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:
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.”
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!”
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.”