CURE Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Star-Studded Gala


We were proud to once again team up with our dear friend Susan Axelrod, founder of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), and her husband, David, as they celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the organization with a star-studded program featuring Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers Eddie Vedder and Nils Lofgren, and the star of Chicago’s production of Hamilton, Miguel Cervantes.


Since its inception in 1998, CURE has raised more than $60 million to fund epilepsy research and other initiatives that will lead the way to cures for the epilepsies. CURE awards grants for novel research projects to prevent epilepsy related to post-traumatic epilepsy, advancing the search for a cure, eliminating treatment side effects, and reversing deficits caused by frequent seizures. CURE funds grants for young and established investigators and to date has awarded more than 200 cutting-edge projects in 15 countries around the world.

CURE has led a dramatic shift in the epilepsy research community from simply treating seizures to enhancing understanding of underlying mechanisms and causes, so that cures and preventative strategies can be found. CURE’s research program is cutting-edge, dynamic and responsive to new scientific opportunities and directions through both investigator-initiated grants and unprecedented scientific programs and initiatives.