Dallas/Fort Worth Events

Stroll for Epilepsy

We are so grateful for everyone’s involvement in the Dallas / Fort Worth Stroll for Epilepsy! So far we have raised $135,000 but still have a long way to go to reach our goal of $180,000! The Donation Portal is still open so keep fundraising for your team or individuals and help the Epilepsy Foundation reach our goal! Don’t forget that we give away prizes for any individual who raises $250 or more! For questions, contact Amanda Rockwell at 888-548-9716 or via email at stroll@eftx.org.

 

Sharon’s Ride.Walk

Please join us for our 1st Annual Sharon’s Ride.Walk on Saturday, April 29th at Gateway Park in Fort Worth. Bring your friends and family and enjoy at 13 mile scenic ride along the Trinity Trail, or a 1 mile walk in Gateway Park. It’s a great way to raise funds & awareness for epilepsy and support Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ programs in North Texas! Register or donate here – www.sharonsride.org/fortworth

 


 

Ongoing – Online School Nurse Training

Free, Accredited, Online!

With this nationwide training, the Epilepsy Foundation Texas’ goal is to educate 800 school nurses across our service area by the end of the year! Please help us reach out to your school district to schedule a presentation or encourage them to take an online course! Each school nurse who completes the in-person or online course receives CEU credit hours. Download flyer with additional details. Contact us at 888-548-9716 or at education@eftx.org for more details or any questions!

 

Ongoing – Online EMS Training

Free, Accredited, Online!

Sign up at http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/firstresponders/ and click: Access Trainings! Course code is 05.

The EMS course, about 60 minutes in length, describes a variety of seizures associated with epilepsy, seizures with other potential causes, appropriate EMS response on scene, and issues to be considered when determining whether or not further medical care is warranted. CECBEMS- approved CE lesson will award 1.5 hours of continuing education credit upon successful completion.

 

 

Ongoing – Support Group Information

Fort Worth Parent Support Group

Cook Children’s Hospital

Contact:

Angela Childers, RN
Epilepsy and Tuberous Sclerosis Program Coordinator
682-885-7259

This group meets the 2nd Thursday of every other month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the Lower Level – Medical Center Pavilion.

Everyone in the family is invited, including siblings, whether or not they are a patient at Cook Children’s. Dinner is provided.

Cook Children’s Epilepsy Support Group website

Collin County Support Group

Lone Star Neurology and VNS Therapy, along with the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and other partners, host epilepsy meetings every third Thursday of the month from 7pm – 9pm.

Adults living with epilepsy and their families are invited to join these events to talk about navigating life with epilepsy. Throughout the year, guest speakers will join the meetings to discuss various topics related to epilepsy. Refreshments are provided.

Contact Naomi Meier at (888) 548-9716 or nmeier@eftx.org for more information and to RSVP

Meeting Location:

Baylor Scott and White Centennial Hospital

12505 Lebanon Road

Frisco, Texas 75035

Children’s Medical Center Support Group

Contact Kara Morrison for more information: kara.morrison@childrens.com

Spanish speaking group meets 4 times a year.

Texas Health Resources Dallas

An education and support group for patients, family members, friends and caregivers. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 7pm-8pm.

Meeting Location:

Texas Health Resources University (located behind the hospital)

8194 Walnut Hill Lane

Dallas, Texas 75231

Link to the map here.

For more information, please call the facilitator at 214-345-7981

Parent and Adult Support Group

Medical City Dallas

Contact: Kristen Anderson for more info:

kristen.anderson2@hcahealthcare.com

972-566-2095

Meetings are held at 6:00pm every other month on the last Thursday of the month.

UT Southwestern Support Group

Contact Adriana Soniat RN

Click here for the May support group

epilepsyteam@utsouthwestern.edu

214-645-8800 (please leave a message and we will return your call)

Meeting Location:

Zale Lipshy University Hospital

Dining Room Conference (by Cafeteria)

5151 Harry Hines Blvd

Dallas, Texas 75390

Fort Worth Library

Contact: Michelle Lee

817-392-7745 or michelle.lee@fortworthlibrary.org

Children with special needs are welcome at all library programs. The Fort Worth Library also hosts Spring Sensory Story Time which occurs on certain Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm at Summerglen Library (4205 Basswood Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76109). Please contact Michelle Lee (contact info above) for meeting times.

 

North Texas Adult Support Group

Contact Margarette Sapon-Amoah

(214) 345-4213