On behalf of Epilepsy Durham Region thank you for celebrating Epilepsy Awareness Month, and in essence assisting us in eradiating stigma associated with the neurological disease for the 1 in 100 who are affected.
To say that March was a busy and exciting month is an understatement. We kicked off our celebrations with a purple pancake breakfast enjoyed by students, first responders, and politicians; the month continued with exciting basketball tournaments, bunny hops, group gatherings and opportunities to educate so many about the catastrophic effects of Epilepsy and the devastating impact it can have on families.
Purple Day only 33 days way!
March 26th is Purple Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy.
To promote this day people are encouraged to wear purple and host events and activities in support of epilepsy awareness around the world. We are proud to launch our new corporate initiative – & 'Be a Kid for a Kid'.
March is a time of new beginnings, spring is almost here, some of our most favourite birds are returning with such a song in their voices and new buds are forming on our apple trees.
This March, I feel like there is something extra in the air. There is a momentum, a feeling so strong that it's hard to put into words. If you haven't heard, March is Epilepsy awareness month. It seems to me that the pulse has quickened and more and more people are talking, not just whispering, but really talking about Epilepsy; those who live with it and, a little more surprising, those who have no connection at all are asking questions.
The month of March has been a sea of purple! On March 26th, 50 million people worldwide stood united to raise awareness of the third most common neurological condition. As I prepare this final blog of the month I'm deeply moved by the warmth and support our community has shown; for many years I have told families and people living with Epilepsy that they are not alone, but for the first time in 12 years I truly believe that we belong.