MARCH IS EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH IN CANADA
Personal stories are a great way to raise awareness and help people understand what living with seizures is like. 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. Share your epilepsy story with friends or on social media.
This movement 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 passing of a federal private members bill supported by all parties in Parliament in June 2012. Help spread awareness on this day by wearing something purple.
For more information visit www.purpleday.org/
Every year more and more monuments across Canada are being lit purple for epilepsy awareness. The Fred A. Lundy Bridge/Riverwalk Commons in the Town of Newmarket and a to be determined landmark in the Town of Georgina will be lit purple on March 26.
Find out if a landmark in your community can be lit purple. Call or write them, share why it’s important to you that it be lit purple and the story behind Purple Day.
If a landmark in your community is lit purple don’t forget to post photos and tag EYR on Twitter (@epilepsyyork), Instagram (@epilepsy_york) & Facebook (@epilepsyyorkregion) or use the hashtag #epilepsyyorkregion.