November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the United States. The Epilepsy Foundation of America is encouraging people to take part in awareness and fundraising events. I’ve convinced my workplace to do a fundraiser, and I’m going to be tweeting and Facebooking facts about epilepsy throughout the month.
Epilepsy is one of the most widespread of the “invisible illnesses”; it affects nearly 3 million people in the US, and 50 million or more worldwide. Yet research on epilepsy is drastically and chronically underfunded. Please, if you are in the US and you get a chance, consider getting involved in one of the events sponsored by the local branch of the Epilepsy Foundation. We need you and we’ll be glad to have you!