Facebook Fundraising


Facebook FundraisingJoin the #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday, November 27! Your gift will have an even bigger impact on epilepsy research, as a generous donor will match all #GivingTuesday gifts up to $50,000.

And Facebook Fundraisers can have TRIPLE the impact!

When you donate through Facebook, start a Facebook Fundraiser, or donate to one on #GivingTuesday, Facebook and PayPal will match up to $7 million of donations. Facebook donations will be matched dollar for dollar on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 8:00am ET (5:00am PT) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Plus, donations made through Facebook will be matched again by a generous donor, giving you the chance to triple your impact!

Processing fees are waived for donations made to CURE through Facebook, ensuring 100% of your gift supports CURE’s mission to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.

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Nicholas & Jenni Pulos

“Walk With Me” Art Exhibition

Join the host of Bravo’s Flipping Out Jenni Pulos for Walk With Me, a solo art exhibition and cocktail reception featuring work by her nephew Nicholas Kontaxis.

This exclusive, one-night-only event, benefiting CURE, is happening at TAO Chicago on Saturday, November 24 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

Nicholas Kontaxis is an artist with epilepsy who creates beautifully captivating, large-scale abstract paintings characterized by a riot of primary colors. Though he has experienced more than 50,000 seizures in his lifetime, Nicholas continues to create stunning works.

At the cocktail reception, Jenni will speak about the impact epilepsy has had on their family.

Tickets are limited, so secure yours now.

1:26 The Art of Epilepsy

1:26 The Art of Epilepsy in San Francisco

1:26 The Art of EpilepsyJoin The Hidden Truths Project for the 1:26 The Art of Epilepsy art show and wine tasting. This event honors Dan Lowenstein, MD, for the vital work he does to help the epilepsy community.

This will be an evening of inspired artwork created by artists, who span the globe, linked by the common thread of epilepsy, as well as exquisite wine, courtesy of Bluxome Winery. At 1:26 The Art of Epilepsy, you will learn more about this nationwide art event, the fight against epilepsy stigma, and why epilepsy research is so critically needed in the quest for a cure.

The goal of the night is to provide a platform for this diverse population of individuals to let their voices be heard and their stories told. Although each of these artists stories’ are unique, their works become a collective force to combat the injustices, discrimination, and marginalization directed against these individuals, many who continue to live in the shadows of this diagnosis.

Proceeds from 1:26 The Art of Epilepsy benefit CURE.

The original art will be on display and available for sale the night of the event.


A special thank you to the Jerome Foundation, dedicated to the health and well-being of children, for their incredible donation in support of CURE’s mission to fund epilepsy research!


#MugsForAdelaide Giveaway

Enter the #MugsForAdelaide giveaway for the chance to win two tickets to the Chicago production of HAMILTON, as well as a backstage tour with Miguel Cervantes!

Chicago businesses are serving Adelaide’s Blend during Epilepsy Awareness Month to spread awareness around the critical need for a cure. Fairgrounds Coffee created Adelaide’s Blend coffee to raise funds for epilepsy research. This coffee is named in honor of Adelaide Cervantes, daughter of HAMILTON Chicago star Miguel Cervantes and CURE board member Kelly Cervantes. Adelaide has infantile spasms, a rare and severe form of epilepsy.

To enter the giveaway:

  1. Head to a participating location during Epilepsy Awareness Month
  2. Snap a selfie while you’re there with Adelaide’s Blend.
  3. Post your selfie to Instagram with #MugsForAdelaide and mention where you found your cup of Adelaide’s Blend.

The contest is running during Epilepsy Awareness Month from November 1 – 30. Only 1 entry per Instagram account, no purchase necessary. Help spread epilepsy awareness while supporting critically needed research!

Participating Locations:

Aubergine by Purple Monkey
Bubbles Academy
Bucktown Music
Building Blocks Toy Store
Cocoon Care
Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea
Fresh Market, Bucktown
Goldfish Swim School
Havlan & West
Lori K Sapio Photography

Little Beans Cafe
Parent & Co.
Play Logan Square
Purple Monkey Playroom
Sara Leans Out
Sod Room
The Laboratory
Third Coast Birth
Wishcraft Workshop

Miguel Cervantes

Photo Credit: Lori Sapio Photography


Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland

Let’s paint Disneyland purple at the 6th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland Resort! This family-friendly event on November 5-7 unites epilepsy patients, families, doctors, researchers, and organizations.

On November 5 and 6, join us at the expo where you can get access to epilepsy resources while learning about new treatment options and devices. Stop by the CURE photo booth and resources table, located near registration and the dog exhibit, to become an Epilepsy Superhero! We’ll have purple capes available for all kids fighting to defeat epilepsy stigma.

On November 7, head to Disneyland Park to enjoy the rides, build lasting friendships, and spread epilepsy awareness.

Come join over 2,000 highly-anticipating, ticketed participants as we converge into the Disneyland Park wearing our EADDL Purple Event T-Shirts.

Speaking of Seizures

Speaking of Seizures

Speaking of SeizuresArt and awareness meet to bring epilepsy out of the dark and into the street at The Bozeman Poetry Collective’s Speaking of Seizures poetry slam and fundraiser! Speaking of Seizures will feature poetry and informational talks about epilepsy and seizure first aid.

Poets and enthusiasts of all disciplines and levels of experience are welcome to enjoy this open, relaxed atmosphere and become inspired by a talented and diverse spectrum of local artists.

The Bozeman Poetry Collective believes strongly in fostering creative expression and culture in the Bozeman community and beyond.

3rd Annual Ella’s Race for a CURE


Join us for the 3rd annual fun run/walk dedicated to Ella and everyone touched by epilepsy.

5K Fun Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Dash
9:00 am – Sign In
9:30 am – Kids Dash
10:00 am – Fun Run/Walk starts

Suggested donation: $25 per person. T-shirts will be provided.

For questions about the run or sponsorship opportunities, please email Shalee Cunneen at smcunneen@gmail.com.

Sunday Brunch Monthly Meetup

For details about this brunch, please request to join this Meetup.

This Meetup group is intended for those in Chicago who are affected by seizures/epilepsy directly or through someone in their lives. We also welcome those interested in learning more about it! 1 in 26 individuals will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. The purpose of the group is to bring young adults affected by seizures/epilepsy together to socialize, find support, learn more about each other’s experiences and to have FUN! This group meets the last Sunday of each month.

Strikeout Epilepsy

Join Miguel Cervantes, star of the Chicago production of HAMILTON, at the first-ever Strikeout Epilepsy, a family fun picnic and home run derby!

SOMa Sport and Social, the group behind the popular SOMa Co-ed Softball League, is partnering with Vanessa Pollock’s Care Serve Give, E Quality Systems, and Blink Fitness to host the first-ever Strikeout Epilepsy, a Home Run Derby fundraiser and picnic that promises fun for the whole family this Labor Day.

Miguel Cervantes, a co-founder of SOMa’s Coed Softball League, will take a break from his leading role in the Chicago production of HAMILTON to help raise funds to support epilepsy research.

This event will feature:

  • Women’s and Men’s Home Run Derby (Pre-registration required) with a grand prize of one-year membership to Blink Fitness
  • Food from Benji’s Taqueria of West Orange
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • DJ Matty Stuart of MD Music and Entertainment
  • Inflatables for the Kids
  • Dunk Tank
  • And More
The Cervantes Family

Meet & Greet with Hamilton’s Miguel Cervantes!

Join us for a Meet and Greet with star of the broadway smash, HAMILTON, Miguel Cervantes, at Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea in Bucktown from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. We are celebrating the launch of the brand new Adelaide’s Blend, named after Miguel’s two-year-old daughter who suffers from a rare childhood epilepsy syndrome.

There is also an opportunity all month long to enter for the chance to win two heavily discounted tickets to see HAMILTON! Attendees of the Meet and Greet event who purchase a bag of Adelaide’s Blend will receive two entries into the drawing. If you are unable to attend, you can share your purchase of Adelaide’s Blend on social media using #MyShotAtEpilepsy to receive one entry through April 30!

20% of sales from each bag of Adelaide’s Blend will be donated to CURE.