History

The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii (EFH) started in 1971 as the Hawaii Epilepsy Society. It began as a Charter of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. The organization was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1973. If you have participated in an EFH program or activity throughout the years, please send an e-mail letting us know about it to efh@epilepsyhawaii.org!

1971

1971

1971
Mayor Frank Fasi signs the first Epilepsy Awareness Month Proclamation.

1973

1973

1973
Mayor Fasi proclaims
November Epilepsy Month.

1975

1975

1975
Hawaii Epilepsy Month with Frank Fasi.

1976

1976

1976
Signing of the Proclamation of Epilepsy Month, November of 1976.

1979

1979

1979
John O’ Landers – Executive Director
Donald Brinner – Outgoing President

1981

1981

1981
President Ronald Yamaoka (left) receives a $10,000 check from Mr. Clement Judd, Jr. (Executive Director of the Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation – Hawaii Hotel Assn.)

1982

1982

1982
Proclamation signing with the Governor.

1983

1983

1983
Sonny Ching at the 1983 Cut-A-Thon Fundraiser.

1985

1985

1985
Proclamation with Mayor Frank Fasi.

1991

1991

1991
Proclamation signing with Mayor Frank Fasi.

1993

1993

1993
“1993 Winning Kid” Christopher McGilvery, (clockwise)
Irene McGilvery, Bernadida McGilvery, Bruce McGilvery, Leora Tyau,Michelle Kahn, Phyllis Hong, Mayor Frank Fasi, Charlie Schmidt, Katie Burns, Karl Ota, Stan Michaels

1995

1995

1995
Proclamation with Frank Fasi.