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Community Spotlight

Here are some events going on in the community:


 

Community Spotlight - Bottle Drive Fundraiser
One of our many amazing clients is hosting an Epilepsy Awareness Bottle Drive.
Clayton is an 11 year old boy who was diagnosed with epilepsy 3 years ago after he suddenly started having seizures. Epilepsy changed Clayton’s life forever but he has handled his challenges with bravery and has not let his diagnosis hold him back from living his life to the fullest. Clayton is an Epilepsy Ambassador who has organized several events to fundraise for HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre and raise epilepsy awareness on Vancouver Island.
When: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Where: Shelbourne Street Church of Christ
To arrange pick up in advance, please call or text 778-350-2032. For more information you can also visit their event page on facebook.
If you can volunteer on July 6, or before to put up posters or collect donations, please let us know. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided to volunteers on the day of the bottle drive. Anyone who volunteers will be entered into a draw, prizes include a Fitbit Charge 3 and Panasonic Wireless on Ear Monitor Headphones.

 


INCH - INfant and Child Health Lab

Are you a parent of a child/youth with epilepsy? The team at the University of Toronto and McMaster University is conducting a study to examine the relationship between physical activity and mental health outcomes among children/youth with epilepsy. They also want to know individual and parental factors that promote physical activity among this population. Receive a $20 gift card for completing a 30-45 minute survey (parent & child) and having your child’s physical activity level measured for 7-days using an accelerometer. Contact: denver.brown@utoronto.ca

Project Description:

To explore the relationship between physical activity and mental health outcomes among children and youth with epilepsy. This will allow for a better understanding of psychosocial factors by which physical activity influences mental health. We are also aiming to identify factors that promote and impede physical activity in this population. This information will establish physical activity patterns that improve mental health and help identify factors to target when developing interventions to promote physical activity among children and youth with epilepsy.

Participants:

- Children and youth ages 8 to 17 diagnosed with active epilepsy (at least 1 seizure within previous 12-months) and their parent(s)/guardian(s)

Children must be:

(i) able to walk; (ii) functioning at a Grade 3 level as judged by parents; (iii) able to speak English. Parents must also be able to speak English.

Survey links:

Parent: https://redcap.fpeh.utoronto.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=JJC9EPL3EF

Youth (ages 13-17): https://redcap.fpeh.utoronto.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=WTEXFPY3H9

Child (ages 8-12): https://redcap.fpeh.utoronto.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=FLNP9F8JYR

You will need to complete the Consent/Assent form to enter the survey. Please use this Study ID when navigating the survey (ID: CEA-TEST). Data assigned to this Test Study ID will be disregarded.