The Savoy Foundation distributes more than $400,000 per year in studentships, fellowships and grants to Canadian researchers or to foreign nationals who conduct projects in Canada. Although this is a large amount, some requests still go unanswered.
Chances are someone you know is epileptic or knows someone that suffers from epilepsy. Chances are that this epileptic is also a child. There are 14,000 new cases every year, more than 50% of which are children under the age of 10. Every year more than 7,000 children have their lives turned upside down by epilepsy. Their only dream is to be like other healthy children who aren't plagued by seizures. Adults over the age of 65 also suffer from epilepsy. All in all, 300,000 Canadians are forced to live with this terrible illness and hope that one day, through research, a cure will be found.
We don't know the origin of 75% of all newly diagnosed cases. Why does this disease attack children and the elderly? How can we find a cure? How can we prevent it entirely? These are the questions we need answered. The Savoy Foundation actively contributes to medical research. Every day, the programs it finances nourish the hopes of those who suffer from epilepsy and provide relief in their day-to-day lives. The answers depend on our research and your generosity.