Candlelight Gala

Date: November 19, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA

We are thrilled to announce our featured speaker, Rick Harrison from History Channel’s Pawn Stars! Rick developed epilepsy when he was a child and has been an advocate for epilepsy awareness.  Passionate, energetic, and delightfully entertaining, Rick actively supports the Foundation through various activities and serves on the National Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Join the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California for a special evening of elegant dining and exciting auction items! Proceeds will fund research, support, education and services for the more than 140,000 Northern Californians living with epilepsy. Bay Area medical professionals, epilepsy patients and their families will be in attendance to celebrate the foundation’s accomplishments over the past year.

The vision is to ensure that not another moment is lost to seizures. The gala provides critical funds that enable the EFNC to:

  • Provide direct, educational services to people struggling with epilepsy
  • Send youth with epilepsy to summer camp
  • Connect families with epilepsy to other similar families
  • Coordinate 15 local support groups
  • Support advocacy and legislative initiatives
  • Educate schools, hospitals, first responders and businesses about epilepsy
  • Support epilepsy research


Innovation Award
Scott Baraban, Ph.D, Neuroscience Research

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco

Honorary Service Award

Edie Zusman, M.D., Neurosurgeon

NorthBay Medical Center

Volunteers of the Year Award

Melissa Campa, Support Group Leader

Dawn Chez, Telephone Support Group Leader

Rachel Kuperman, M.D., Pediatric Epileptologist

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Co-Chair, Professional Advisory Board

The Candlelight Gala would not be possible without our wonderful volunteers!
To volunteer, please contact for more information. 

THANK YOU for supporting our 2016 Candlelight Gala!

2016 Gala Photos

2015 Gala Photos

For more information, please call (510)922-8687 or email