Things you can do to help spread awareness:
Start off Epilepsy Awareness month right on Tuesday, March 1st with $1 pancakes at Wimpy's Diner on 14834 Yonge Street in Aurora!
Educate your family, friends or coworkers with an Epilepsy Awareness Month & Purple Day Presentation.
Show your strength as a person living with epilepsy or support a friend or family member living with epilepsy by wearing a t-shirt, sweatshirt or hoodie from the Epilepsy Shop.
And now for a limited time only the Epilepsy Shop is offering the
EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH COLLECTION!
When you make a purchase from the Epilepsy Shop you are helping to provide education, advocacy, information and support services to the almost 95,000 people living with epilepsy and their families in Ontario.
Every year more and more monuments across Canada are being lit purple for epilepsy awareness. 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.
Put up a poster at your school, workplace or organization recognizing Epilepsy Awareness Month & Purple Day.
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 and tag EYR on Twitter (@epilepsyyork), Instagram (@epilepsy_york) & Facebook (@epilepsyyorkregion) or use the hashtag #epilepsyyorkregion.
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 member’s bill supported by all parties in Parliament in June 2012. Help spread awareness on this day by wearing something purple.