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Purple Month

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month and each year HeadWay Victoria supports a month-long series of events that raise awareness of epilepsy and much-needed funds to provide services and support Vancouver Islanders affected by epilepsy.

PURPLE DAY :  MARCH 26th

Purple Day was founded by Cassidy Megan, a young girl who through her own experiences with epilepsy, felt it was important to get people talking about this disease. Since its inception in 2008, Purple Day has grown to be an international event and in Canada it has evolved into a month long campaign taking place every March. Working to promote awareness, while reaching out to those who are living with epilepsy, Purple Month has become a movement that encourages inclusive communities.

List of Purple Month Events:

March 4th The Cannabis Conversation presented by Dr. Rob Sealey at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Young Building, Gibson Auditorium from 6:00 – 8:00pm. Thank you to our event sponsors, Tilray.

March 11th Chef Michael Williams will be hosting our slowcooker class which was cancelled in February due to our snow storm.

March 20th We visit the Victoria Native Friendship Centre for a Lunch and Learn from 12:00-1:30.

March 23-24th Peacock Billiards is hosting a charity pool tournament for HeadWay Victoria. If you’d like to sign up for this tournament, please contact Peacock Billiards directly. Thank you to Peacock Billiards for your support!

March 26th Purple Day at the BC Legislature! Join us at the BC Legislature to be officially recognized by the Speaker of the House. We will be meeting at the flagpole at 9am, and will be seated in the galleries before the house sits at 10am.  Wear purple and help show our politicians that epilepsy affects entire communities!

March 27-29th HeadWay is at the BCANDS (British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society) 2019 “From The Outside Looking In” Gathering.  If you are attending this event, come by out booth to say “hi”!

Country Grocer is assisting us with Purple Month by having a fundraiser at all 7 of their Vancouver Island stores.  They will provide $2 to HeadWay for every special bouquet of flowers or tin of Waterbridge Occasions English Chocolate and Toffee sold.  Country Grocer is an amazing community supporter.  Thank you so much for all you do to support us and other non-profits in our community!

Follow our social media campaign “A Life with Epilepsy”. If you’d like be part of this campaign, let Deirdre know.  It involves answering a few questions.  Pictures can be taken to protect a participant’s identity if that is preferred.  Names will not be used.

 

What can you do to participate?

If you have school age children, talk with them and their teachers about creating an epilepsy awareness display in their classrooms. Purple is the official colour, so a classroom can be decorated in everything Purple. Pick a day in March and organize the students to come to school wearing purple.  Or you can create a fund raising event such as a bake sale, Yummy cupcakes with purple icing!

For businesses, decorate your storefront windows or reception areas in purple or organize a fund raiser. Remember HeadWay has epilepsy awareness posters, so give us a call to make arrangements to pick them up. As well as our poster package, HeadWay also has purple bracelets, purple pencils and seizure first aid cards to give away to participating schools and businesses to help build their displays.

Be sure to take a photo of your display and send it to us so we can share it on our social media.

Download this Poster and put in your window to show support and raise awareness for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Thank You!