Epilepsy Awareness Month: November

November 2017 – Epilepsy Awareness Month

The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii is celebrating Epilepsy Awareness Month this November and holds many events throughout the month. Epilepsy Awareness Month gives supporters a chance to raise awareness and show their support for this cause that effects 15,000 individuals living in Hawaii!

If you can’t make an event near you, wear PURPLE to help spread #epilepsyawareness throughout Hawaii.

November Events


We’ve secured proclamations from Governor Ige, County Mayors and the Honolulu City Council. This is a chance for you to talk story with them. Help us educate our community. Please share this with your family, friends & supporters. If you can attend, please call us at 528-3058. We look forward to seeing you!!!

11/1/17 – Honolulu City Council Honorary Cert. Program 

8:15-9:45am @ Council Chambers, 3rd Floor                      530 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

11/1/17 – Honolulu Mayor Proclamation Photo-Op

9:45-10:15pm @ Mayor’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor       530 South King St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

11/1/17 – Kauai Mayor Proclamation Photo-Op 

11:00-11:30am @ Lihue Civic Center (rotunda area)           4444 Rice St., Lihue, Hawaii  96766

11/6/17 – Hawaii Mayor Proclamation Photo-Op

10:30-11:00am @ Office of the Mayor                                25 Aupuni St. Hilo, Hawaii  96720

11/7/17 – Maui Mayor Proclamation Photo-Op

10:00-10:30am @ Office of the Mayor, 9th floor           200 South High St., Wailuku, Hawaii  96813

11/8/17 – Hawaii Governor Proclamation Photo-Op                                                                        9:30-10:00am @ Office of the Governor, 5th floor          415 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

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I ALOHA Someone Living with Epilepsy Conference        November 4, 2017 – Queen’s Conference Center

Join us for a day of epilepsy education, enrichment and inspiring stories.

This FREE Community Conference invites you, family, friends, organizations and anyone impacted by seizures to learn about current issues regarding epilepsy, connect with others and be inspired by those living with epilepsy. This conference is geared towards increasing community awareness and  understanding of relevant issues in epilepsy. It is an excellent way for individuals living with epilepsy to to learn more about their epilepsy and meet others who share similar experiences.

 Nursing & Social Work CEUs offered

2017 Conference Topics, Sponsors and Photos 

Epilepsy 101 and Current issues with Dr. Natalie Morgan-Romain, APRN

Inspiring Stories by those living well with epilepsy

Medical Insurance & Public Benefits with Connie Liu of Legal Aid Society Hawaii

It Takes a Village: Community Resources with Dr. Aukahi Austin, PhD

Talk Story Panel Discussion: Medical Cannabis & Epilepsy with epileptologist Dr. Alan Stein, MD, Cannabis Nurse Wendy Gibson, RN, and Shana Metsch, health advocate and mother of Hannah who has had intractable seizures since birth.


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Sign Waving at the Capitol – November 9, 2017 from 4-6pm

UPDATE: Sign Waving at the Capitol has been RESCHEDULED to Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-6pm.

Due to circumstances out of our control, our previous sign waving day has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 9, 2017. We hope you can still join us to spread #epilepsyawareness in front of the State Capitol building on Berentania Street. We will be sign waving to all folks during the evening rush hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We have snacks and water and lots of signs! Feel free to create your own signs and bring it!!

Pictures from Sign Waving at the Capitol 2017

Family Activity

Join us for a morning of touring the beauty of Makiki, bug hunting, butterfly catching and painting pumpkins purple for epilepsy!