March is designated as Epilepsy awareness month. EYR supports awareness of epilepsy not only during this month but all year long.
Epilepsy is still largely misunderstood in the general public and educating others about what epilepsy is can help in reducing the stigma attached to the condition.
During this month our agency provides educational presentations on various topics to other organizations, clubs and schools within York Region.
You can support epilepsy by wearing the colour lavender (including lavender ribbons or awareness bracelets) not only during this month, but all year long. Help us help others!
Purple Day was started in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a girl from Nova Scotia who wanted her friends to know what it really meant for her to live with epilepsy. Her dream of sharing her story has turned into a recognized, global movement to raise awareness for epilepsy on March 26th. March 26th is now officially known as Purple Day in Canada thanks to the passage of a federal private members bill supported by all parties in Parliament last year. Visit www.purpleday.org to get more information about her initiative.