CURE Benefit

Unite to CURE Epilepsy

Thursday, September 24, 2020
7:00 pm CST
Facebook Live, YouTube Live

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7 pm CDT
Facebook Live | YouTube Live

Please join us on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7PM CT as we bring together the epilepsy community from around the world for Unite to CURE Epilepsy, a virtual event to help raise critically needed funds for epilepsy research. Join us – and invite your friends and family – for this wonderful event, which will be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.



The evening’s program will showcase tenacity, discovery, and hope, the forces that drive CURE each and every day to pursue our mission to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.

Unite to CURE Epilepsy will feature inspirational performances by world-class entertainers, moving stories from the community, and informative updates from leading scientists who will give you a look into the world of epilepsy research.

This inspirational evening will be hosted by award-winning journalist and MSNBC Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle and feature special performances by amazing musical artists, including Eric Church. We’ll be announcing more of our special guests, so check back soon!


Hosted by

Mike Barnicle, award-winning journalist and contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, whose daughter, Julia, has epilepsy. 


Special Performance by

Eric Church, country music star and four-time Grammy-award nominee. 


Epilepsy Research Needs You

During this pandemic, epilepsy research is more vulnerable than ever, with investigators experiencing delays due to mandatory time away from the lab and related additional costs for PPE and other materials. It is vital that we do all we can to ensure continued progress towards our shared vision: a world without epilepsy.

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CURE Board of Directors

Susan Axelrod
CURE Founder
Chicago, Illinois

Stacey Pigott
Board Chair
Wilmette, Illinois

Ann Benschoter
Immediate Past Board Chair
Waverly, Iowa

Kelly Cervantes
Maplewood, New Jersey

Kathy McKenna
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Michael Axelrod
Elmhurst, Illinois

Lisa Cotton
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Blake Cunneen
La Grange, Illinois

Marilynn Kelly Gardner
Chicago, Illinois

Carrie Garman
Downers Grove, Illinois

Celia Huber
Palo Alto, California

David Reifman
Chicago, Illinois

Beth Lewin Dean
Chief Executive Officer
Ex Officio
Chicago, Illinois


Scientific Advisory Council


James Cloyd, PharmD
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy

Kelly Knupp, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Daniel Lowenstein, MD
University of California, San Francisco

Eric Marsh, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Manisha Patel, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Vicky Whittemore, PhD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Program Director





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