About Us

Our Mission

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.

We are a non-profit, charitable agency, designated as a 501 (c) 3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Our History

When her grandchild was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1964, Dr. Harriet Hunter incorporated the Colorado Epilepsy Association because there were no support services available for youth with epilepsy. Working out of her basement, Dr. Hunter and a group of loyal, dedicated volunteers began providing counseling and support to those impacted by epilepsy, while also educating the public about seizure disorders. As the organization’s reputation grew, permanent staff was hired, office space was secured and employment and youth programs were added to meet the growing needs of people with epilepsy. In 2000, we expanded our scope of services to areas in western, southern and northern Colorado.

Our Logo

Our logo represents the three major focus areas of our organization:

(1) The light of understanding
(2) Research leading to a cure
(3) A lifeline to nearly 60,000 Coloradans with epilepsy

Through partnerships, teamwork and dedication, EFCO works hard to maintain the integrity of this meaningful flame.