The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.
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.
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 represents the three major focus areas of our organization:
(1) The light of understanding
(2) Research leading to a cure
(3) A lifeline to 50,000 Coloradans with epilepsy
Through partnerships, teamwork and dedication, EFCO works hard to maintain the integrity of this meaningful flame. It is worth noting that the Epilepsy Foundation of America funds over $9,000,000 of research annually.