Wonderful news!

Because of your very generous "year end" giving, Madison Friends of CURE, was able to add an additional $13,000 + to our 2015 fundraising efforts. This brings our total to over $70,000 for the year!

As always, our most sincere appreciation to those of you who have stood by us throughout the years, enabling us to raise over $250,000 for research, and bring awareness of the devastating condition of Epilepsy to so many.

With a very grateful heart,
Eileen Sutula

Madison pediatrician, Kristin Seaborg, raises awareness and funding for CURE!

Kristin Seaborg's 'The Sacred Disease'

Displaying amazing bravery and writing talent, Kristin Seaborg has released a very personal and honest account about her life with epilepsy. The book has received very positive reviews from a board spectrum of readers.

We cannot begin to thank Kristin for her determination and kindness in producing her memoir. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go directly to CURE.

In Kristin's own words.....

"The Sacred Disease" is a memoir about my life with epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy just before she I left home to study medicine at the University of Wisconsin. Through college, medical school, a pediatric residency, and into my adult life as a wife and a mother, I have struggled to find freedom from seizures or to live successfully despite them. Along the way, I discovered that the dueling roles offered valuable perspective about my patients and myself.

By telling my story, I hope to raise awareness about epilepsy and decrease the misunderstandings associated with seizures. 100%of the author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to CURE. Please consider purchasing a book to donate to an important cause and to join my voice to stop stigmatization.

To make a donation in support of Kristin click here

Contact: Call the CURE office at 312.255.1801

Oval Office at the Orpheum

David Maranisss and David Axelrod

On August 5, the Orpheum Theater welcomed over 400 people to a very unique program: Oval Office of the Orpheum" During the evening we were treated to the words of Susan Axelrod, founder of CURE,as well as a truly fascinating conversation between David Axelrod and David Maraniss.

A gigantic THANK YOU to "the Davids" for the incredibly interesting evening they provided....ALL for the cause of raising much needed funding for research in Epilepsy!

Because of your participation, support and generosity, over $53,000 was raised and donated to CURE to continue its unending mission.

Thank you for helping to raise the hopes and spirits of the "1 in 26" that suffer from the devastation of seizures in their lives. We could not possibly be more grateful for your kindness and generosity. Thank you!

Important News!

Once again, due to your incredible support, Madison Friends of CURE is announcing our THIRD research grant!

The award is to help support the research work of Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Her research is entitled "Non-Coding RNA-Mediated Control of Neuronal Excitability and Epilepsy

To learn more about Dr. Schaefer's research, please go to www.cureepilepsy.org

Oh what a night!

600 folks turned out at the Majestic Theater in Madison to enjoy two wonderful bands and each other...while also raising much needed research money for epilepsy!

An overwhelming THANK YOU to Mike Gomoll, of Joey's Song, and to ALL of you for your support of the September 7th "Joey's Song Concert".

Because of your sponsorships and individual ticket purchases, Madison Friends of CURE was able to take home $20,000 of the $51,000 raised that evening!

We are so very appreciative of your continued support throughout the years, and for all you do to bring awareness to the devastation of epilepsy which affects children and adults alike.

Hope to see you at the next Madison Friends of CURE event this coming Spring! Again, our sincere appreciation!

The Joey's Song Benefit Concert 2014 is HERE!

Joey's Song

Quick Tix Clix : Already know you want tix ?!?! Then click this link to go directly order your tickets :

The Know-It-All Boyfriends and Chaser headline our BIGGEST Joey's Song Concert EVER !
It will be a night of "one-offs". First, indie supergroup, The Know-It-All Boyfriends, featuring Butch Vig and Duke Erikson of Garbage, along with Freedy Johnston and thier musical cohorts will play a full night of rock-n-roll classics. Normally these guys just play private affairs, for friends and family, well consider yourselves their friends, because they are going to play for you !

The Know-It_all Boyfriends

The second "one-off" will be Madison rock legends Chaser, reuniting for our event. There were two big bands on the scene a few years ago, one was Spooner featuring a lead singer and drummer I just can't seem to remember at this point and the other was Chaser....Don't miss this special one-off performance on the great Majestic Theatre stage..Chaser as they were meant to be seen !

So now that you know WHO is playing, here are the other details:
Date : September 7, 2014
Where : The Majestic Theatre, 115 King St., Madison WI
When : Doors at 6 PM, music starts at 7 PM
Tickets : $20 in advance, $23 at the door.
Order your tickets today at : Joey's Song Concert page

Silent Auction

Our auction and raffle this year is tremendous. Items include:

  • A guitar signed by Garbage
  • A guitar signed by Cheap Trick
  • A 2014 tour program signed by Queen and Adam Lambert
  • A Clay Matthew signed Packers jersey
  • A signed jersey by 2014 UW Final Four basketball team
  • An Anchorman lobby movie poster signed by Steve Carrel
  • ...and much more

Help us reach our goal!

Gio's Garden

Our target is $56,000 raised at this year's concert.

Here is the math :

A typical research grant to help find a cure starts at $50,000. So we are trying every year to fund one research grant and work with our partners at Madison Friends of CURE to make that happen.

Providing free respite care services for a family of a special needs child for a full year at Gio's Garden costs $2,000. So we are making our goal another $6,000 in order to provide for 3 families.

So get your tickets today and help us rock that total of $56,000!

Buy Tickets

"Take a sad song and make it better"
~ Mc Cartney

The Beatles


If you think people in Wisconsin know how to party, it was definitely proven again on Saturday, February 15! On a cold snowy evening, 300 folks gathered at the Wisconsin Brewing Co. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles and enjoy great music, beer and fellowship....ALL for the cause of raising much needed monies for research in Epilepsy.

Under the direction of Bill and Vicki Rowe, and Dee Dee Stetzer and assisted by their amazing committee, Madison Friends of CURE raised over $30,000! Congratulations!

The real importance of the event was driven home by the personal testimonials of Kristin Seaborg, a Madison pediatrician, wife and mother who has epilepsy, and Mike Gomoll, founder of Joey's Song, and father of a young son who lost his life to a seizure.

A huge THANK YOU to the committee, to Mike Gomoll of Joey's Song, the contributors to the silent auction, the bands and all of you who attended to help fight the devastating condition of epilepsy.

Over the years, Madison Friends of CURE has raised over $167,000! It has been a journey of many wonderful generous friends working together. We are ready to award our THIRD Madison Friends if CURE research grant! Congratulations to all of you...and stay tuned!

See you next year!


View photos from the event!


View photos from the event!

Thank You!

Many thanks to the wonderful "Ambassadors" of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and Park Bank for their generous contribution of $500 to the work and mission of CURE. Your support is sincerely appreciated by all at CURE

CURE's 2012 Annual Video!

Madison pediatrician and friend, Kristin Seaborg, featured on CURE's 2012 Annual Video!

Exciting News!

Because of your incredible generosity and support, Madison Friends of CURE is able to award its SECOND research grant! This grant goes to Dr. Philip Haydon, Ph D of Tufts University.

Dr Haydon is among the many national and international scientists recognized by CURE, who is dedicated to the performance of cutting edge research in the field of epilepsy.

To learn more about Dr Haydon's research please go to www.cureepilepsy.org

We continue to be so very grateful for your support and hard work as we join together in Madison to help find a CURE for epilepsy.