Epilepsy is common. 1 in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime.
Our research aims to help every person impacted by this heartbreaking condition.
3.4 million Americans are impacted by epilepsy. You know someone with epilepsy.
The number of people affected by epilepsy is greater than the populations of Chicago and Boston combined.
In a second, Meg's life changed forever.
Meg acquired post-traumatic epilepsy five years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car crash. In a second, her class presentation in nursing school turned into her first seizure. Read her story and make your matched new or increased gift.
Seizing Life Podcast
Learn about infantile spasms, a severe form of pediatric epilepsy on this episode.
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Discover the innovative epilepsy research we funded this year.
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CURE is founded by Susan Axelrod.
CURE co-sponsors the National Institutes of Health Conference – the first of its kind to focus on a cure for epilepsy.
CURE establishes the first Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)-targeted research program.
CURE establishes the first-ever Prevention of Epilepsy After Traumatic Brain Injury Award.
CURE takes up another unprecedented initiative by publishing its State of Research in Epilepsies Report.
CURE launches the Infantile Spasms (IS) Research Initiative to accelerate the understanding of IS and adaption of innovative therapy into the clinic.
CURE launches a new signature program, the Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI) creating a culture of personalized medicine for people with epilepsy.
Research will lead us to a Cure
Our mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research. We identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of a cure for epilepsy.
Since being founded in 1998, CURE has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising more than $60 million to fund research and other initiatives.
The answers are out there, and we’re determined to find them.
Vicky Holets-Whittemore, PHD
Laura Lubbers, PHD
We Are Cure
We are Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) - the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy.
Our organization was founded by Susan Axelrod and mothers of children with epilepsy who joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure.