470,000 American children need a cure for epilepsy
New cases of epilepsy are most common in children, especially in the first year of life during a critical time for cognitive development. Donate now to please help us find a cure.
One in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime
Epilepsy affects more people in the US than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined. Give to support the fight for a cure.
3.4 million Americans currently live with epilepsy
More Americans are living with epilepsy than the populations of Chicago and Boston combined. Help us create a world free from seizures by donating now.
NEW: CURE Epilepsy Report
The Fall 2020 issue of (Re)searching to CURE Epilepsy is here!
Receive email alerts about epilepsy research discoveries.
Seizing Life Podcast
The multi-step process of developing new epilepsy drugs.
Do you know the signs to STOP Infantile Spasms?
CURE Epilepsy was founded in 1998 by a group of parents desperate for answers to save their children.
Our grants support both established and early-career researchers focused on epilepsy research.
We are the only US nonprofit laser-focused on funding research to find the cures for epilepsy
Research will lead us to CURE Epilepsy
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 Epilepsy has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising more than $70 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 CURE Epilepsy - 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.