Author Archives: End Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles Officially Merged with the Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles Officially Merged with the Epilepsy Foundation  Local Programs and Services to Remain and Increase under Merger    Dear Friends of the Foundation, Our Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (EFGLA) has officially merged with the Epilepsy Foundation. We are now legally one organization. The two-year process towards merger has been carefully […]

Launch of Bicoastal Walk to End Epilepsy and Expansion of Care & Cure Institute beyond California

Epilepsy Foundation Announces the Launch of Bicoastal Walk to End Epilepsy and Expansion of Care & Cure Institute beyond California Signature Initiatives to Provide Programs & Resources, Promote Greater Awareness and Action, and Address Gaps in Care  LANDOVER, Md., August 8, 2018 —The Epilepsy Foundation today announced two major initiatives. The Epilepsy Foundation is taking the […]

The Backwards Guy Finishes Boston Marathon in 5 Hours, 43 Minutes, 59 Seconds

Los Angeles native and Disney movie production lawyer, Loren Zitomersky (aka “The Backwards Guy”), attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon ever run — backwards. Despite high winds and heavy rain, Zitomersky ran all of the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon backwards and although, he was very close to beating the record, he crossed the finished line at 5 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds. The current Guinness World […]

More than 650 People Turn Out for the Epilepsy Foundation’s Care & Cure Gala Which Raised Nearly $1M to Train New Pediatric Epilepsy Specialists

The Epilepsy Foundation recently hosted its 12th Annual Care & Cure Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., which helps fund specialty training of new pediatric doctors at epilepsy centers nationwide. This year’s gala, which focused on women in epilepsy and honored renowned film producer Mary Parent, raised nearly $1 million to […]

The Backwards Guy Attempting to Break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon Ever Run Backwards Finishes Race in 5 Hours, 43 Minutes, 59 Seconds

Los Angeles native and Disney movie production lawyer, Loren Zitomersky (aka “The Backwards Guy”), attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon ever run — backwards. Despite high winds and heavy rain, Zitomersky ran all of the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon backwards and although, he was very close to beating the record, he crossed the finished line at 5 hours, 43 minutes, 59 seconds. The current Guinness World […]

CHLA receives ACGME Accreditation for pediatric epilepsy fellowship

We at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles are pleased to share great news from one of our local epilepsy centers. Our partners, colleagues and friends at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles report that: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), has become one of the first healthcare organizations in the nation to have an accredited Pediatric […]

Enjoy a Ketogenic Thanksgiving. Download a FREE eRecipe Book!

Learn how to create delicious ketogenic recipes the whole family will love. Our friends, The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies, connected with the local Pierre-Louis family to bring you a nutritious ketogenic Thanksgiving!   Download the FREE Thanksgiving Recipe eBook. Please visit CharlieFoundation.org to download your FREE eRecipe book to get recipes and learn more about this amazing family.    P.S. We […]

Thank you for participating in the fight to End Epilepsy!

Thanks to everyone who supported and participated at the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The preliminary results of Sunday’s Walk (as of 11/10/17) are that we raised nearly $500,000 and more than 4,500 people participated onsite. But, we are still counting and people are continuing to raise funds throughout the end […]