because change is possible, one step at a time...





In November, 2018, Epilepsy Durham Region launched a new, comprehensive, local Epilepsy Clinic in Durham Region. Encompassed in this initiative is our Clinic to Community program which ensures that individuals and their families living with epilepsy receive the education and support that they need to be partners in their healthcare plan. 


To preserve our local epilepsy programming, Clinic to Community, and the Epilepsy Clinic, we have set a goal of raising $500,000, and we're almost there!


because change is possible, one step at a time...


Thank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising site and reading more about my story! Logan and I are very excited about taking this big “step” together (actually, 1,776 steps to be exact). We will be climbing the CN Tower on April 13th, 2019.

Some of you may remember that Chelsea and I took a big step in 2014 to climb the Grand Canyon. While it’s not the Grand Canyon, we know that climbing the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower for Steps for a Cause will make an incredible difference in our ability to showcase epilepsy and help us to preserve our programs and services.

For past 16 years I have been an advocate, supporting moms, dads, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles (and everyone in between) who have been touched by this neurological disease. On

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 make a lasting impact together... 


CEO, Dianne McKenzie says, “Summer is a time with family and friends – start the conversation for those living with Epilepsy.

Our Friends & Family Campaign will HARNESS and INFLUENCE and SPARK conversation about Epilepsy.” 



Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to launch it’s new Friends and Family Campaign. Can you help? We think we have made it really easy to lend a hand. We would like to

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because change is possible, one step at a time...


Imagine, for a moment, being stuck in a cycle of managing seizures to the point of regaining your independence – working, driving, and piecing together missing memories – only to be taken away all in one moment.


We would like to introduce you to our Ambassador Logan


Logan had his first tonic-clonic seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 18. With years of medication changes and increases, Logan was able to lengthen time in between seizures. He began to take action to feel more independent, even working in a carpentry apprenticeship program; however, significant memory loss, mood changes, and impact on ability to focus (all side effects of

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Fundraising for Epilepsy Durham Region is more than giving a donation — it’s engaging your community and the network of people around you to care about pressing issues that matter to you. We have a number of suggested fundraising challenges to help get you started.


Donate Your Big Day

Make your big day about something bigger than yourself. For your wedding, or birthday, add an extra special reason to celebrate ask for gifts that give back making lasting impact. 

Set up your Big Day Fundraising Page


Graduates for Epilepsy Durham Region

Graduation is an amazing milestone in your life. In honor of your graduation, ask for

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