About Us

Our Mission

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.

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.

Have you ever wondered why our logo is a flame?

You may wonder why the Epilepsy Foundation uses a flame to represent its mission. You will notice, the logo has three flames. Each flame stands for something very significant to the community we serve: 
     (1) The light of understanding
     (2) Research leading to a cure
     (3) A lifeline to 50,000 Coloradoans with epilepsy
Through partnerships, teamwork and dedication, the Epilepsy Foundation works hard to maintain the integrity of this meaningful flame.

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303-428-5600 to speak with a representative! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Donate We encourage you to make a tax-deductible gift to support our efforts. You can also help with a donation of your gently used clothing and household items. Your support is urgently needed, and always very much appreciated.

Learn how to Manage Students with Seizures through our FREE training program for school nurses - available online or in-person. Contact Marcee Peterson for more information.

Activate your political voice by speaking out to our local and national representatives about current legislation that would expand the availability of Cannabidiol for the treatment of Epilepsy.

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