mission & vision

ADVOCATE on behalf of patients, their families/caregivers

EDUCATE  people from all walks of life about epilepsy and seizure first-aid

​INSPIRE patients, families, caregivers, students and community members to make a difference for themselves and  others who deal with epilepsy on a daily basis

"Working with epilepsy patients, their families and clinical teams has become my passion and life's mission. I'm so fortunate to be able to meet so many amazing people and walk beside them on this journey called epilepsy, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe.

Thank you so much for visiting our website! Please be sure to visit again soon." 

     Our founder

​organization History

  1. 2011 - South Carolina Advocates For Epilepsy was recognized by the state as a charitable organization.​
  2. 2012 - South Carolina Advocates For Epilepsy was granted not-for-profit status. 

  3. 2013 - South Carolina Advocates For Epilepsy started its fifth chapter.  Chapter locations include Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach. 

​PO Box 943 Goose Creek, SC 29445  (843) 991-7144   Karen@scepilepsy.org

our volunteers

S.A.F.E. is very fortunate to have such amazing volunteers! We would like to say THANK YOU to every one who has helped spread epilepsy awareness, worked at one of our events, visited patients at a hospital - the list goes on and on.

​We couldn't do it without you!

current programs

S.A.F.E. is available to teach seizure first-aid to schools, employers, churches, daycares, sports teams and civic organizations.

For more information email Karen@scepilepsy.org or call (843) 991-7144



Founder/Executive Director:  Karen St. Marie

President:  Mary Catherine Gill

Vice President:  Alison Rose

Secretary:  Laney Wilson

Treasurer:  Rebekah Manci

​Chelsea Taylor

​Nicole Valentine