March Advocacy Spotlight : Purple Day

Thankfully, March 26th offers us an opportunity to support our peers through Purple Day, a day for epilepsy awareness.


Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder affecting 1 in 100 people in Canada. Individuals diagnosed with this condition are often plagued with repeated seizures that can result from various factors (which oftentimes are unknown to the patient). This unpredictability can be especially difficult to accommodate for individuals living with epilepsy.


Thankfully, March 26th offers us an opportunity to support our peers through Purple Day, a day for epilepsy awareness. Purple day was started in 2008 by Canada’s own Cassidy Meagan, a Nova Scotian. Motivated by her struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy set out with the vision to educate the community about epilepsy and support those living with the condition.


On this day, individuals are encouraged to wear Purple and learn more about Epilepsy to help combat common stigmas. 13 years later, Purple Day is recognized globally and even legally recognized in Canada through the Purple Day Act passed in 2012. Let us join Cassidy in raising awareness on this year’s Purple Day!


Read this month’s Advocacy articles to learn more about Purple Day and the stories of people living with epilepsy.


Find this months article’s at:


https://www.purpleday.org/


https://www.epilepsy.ca/stories/loryannes-story


https://purpledayeveryday.org/advocate/cassidy-megan/


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