The evening of Wednesday, December 7, 2022, the venue the San Diego Natural History Museum, the 29th Annual Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County’s held its Gingerbread City Gala, San Diego’s premier holiday philanthropic event and nationally recognized gingerbread competition.
What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy (recurring seizures) is a common disorder of the central nervous system. Temporary electrical changes in the brain result in seizures, ranging from momentary staring spells to life-threatening convulsions. Some of the known causes of epilepsy are head injuries, strokes, tumors, birth defects, infections, genetic conditions and chemical changes in the brain, including those induced by drugs and alcohol.
The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the San Diego community since 1954, offering personal advocacy and counseling, seizure first aid training, Expressive Arts therapy, camp and a variety of supportive services.
All these services are free and are available to anyone whose life is touched by epilepsy, regardless of the severity of the disability and without regard to race, creed, age, sex or nationality.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County welcomes and serves every person affected by epilepsy. We are committed to eliminating barriers, creating inclusion and supporting all within our communities.
Photography by Bryan Dahl