Every 25 minutes a Canadian is diagnosed with epilepsy which translates to 1 in 100 Canadians living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Durham Region is a not-for-profit organization committed to supporting these individuals and their families. Our organization receives no financial support from the government or United Way making donations critical to our survival.
In honour of our 25th Anniversary we are launching “Lora’s Legacy Fund”. Our goal is to raise $25,000 annually. To ensure that our legacy will continue for years to come, we will dedicate funds raised each fiscal year to three key areas for those on a fixed income: assitance with medication costs, support for travel costs to epilepsy specialists at Sick Kids Children Hospital, and help children attend specialized summer camp.
For children living with epilepsy Lora the Lavender Labrador is more than a plush toy; Lora provides comfort on a seemingly endless road of struggle. She acknowledges the fatigue and heartache and serves as a loving companion to instill strength and determination, assuring children with epilepsy that they are not alone and encouraging them to be brave and stand strong.
Your generous donation to “Lora’s Legacy Fund” can do so much for those living with epilepsy right here in your community.
Click here to download your brochure for easy access to the information below.
To view the levels of sponsorship available download our Sponsorship Form by clicking here.
How your donation will help:
Purple Promise Outreach Guide and Comfort Pack - Cost of 250 Outreach/Comfort Pack $6,500
When a child is newly diagnosed with epilepsy most parents ask ‘what now’? To help families through what can be a very overwhelming time we would like to provide each child with a Lora Comfort Pack.
The Comfort Pack is available in a knapsack and includes a resource guide, newsletters, and online resources. The Outreach Guide aids in reducing stigma, builds self-esteem, increases public awareness and strengthens partnerships. It will also include Lora the Lavender Labrador plush toy, and assorted epilepsy promotional items.
Transportation - Transportation per school year $3,500
Sick Kids hospital helps students with epilepsy through a year-long program. Each year students attend the Epilepsy Classroom at Sick Children’s Hospital. The year-long program helps students who have “intractable epilepsy” — meaning they still suffer seizures
despite taking medication — catch up on their academics as well as provide social and emotional support. Your contribution will aid with transportation to ensure safe arrival and to meet medical appointments outside of Durham Region.
Summer Camp builds Esteem and Lifelong Memories - Cost per two week stay $1,400+
Each summer, kids enjoy a memorable two week stay at summer camp, Camp Couchiching. This experience helps strengthen a child’s confidence, self-esteem, and much more.
To donate today download your Sponsorship Form by clicking on Lora below.