More than 2 million Americans live with epilepsy, a debilitating condition with no cure. To work toward a future free of epilepsy, scientists need funding that allows them to continue their pioneering studies. In the meantime, patients and families need excellent care and support to ensure the best possible quality of life.
Orrin Devinsky, MD
With Your Help, We’re Making a Difference
FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) enables faculty and staff at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to advance exceptional clinical care, cutting-edge research, ongoing patient education, and community support programs for children, adults, families, and caregivers who live with epilepsy and seizures.
Funding through FACES gives our experts the ability to launch significant studies, such as an exploration of the immune system’s role in epilepsy. It allows them to develop new methods of delivering medications directly to the brain and fosters their efforts to devise the latest surgical techniques. At the same time, FACES improves quality of life for patients and families through special opportunities like Game Day, need-based college scholarships for patients, the Peace of Mind no-cost lecture series, the annual Epilepsy Conference, educational DVDs, parent network support program, and much more.
Your generosity toward FACES means we can move even more quickly toward a cure for epilepsy and seizures, while providing the best care and support to our patients today.