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Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre

Purple Month

 

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.

What can YOU do to participate?

Epilepsy awareness month will be bursting with blossoms this March thanks to our partnership with Country Grocer.
From March 9th to 22nd for every purple bouquet purchased, $2.00 will go to HeadWay.
What a wonderful way to brighten your day and support Purple Month.

On the morning of Monday, March 5th, Country Grocer Island Chef Michael Williams was on Shaw TV cooking delicious dishes for those people who are on ketogenic diets. Dr. Pam Hutchison, from Acacia Integrated Health Clinic joined Michael to discuss epilepsy, nutrition, Purple Month and HeadWay. Click on the photo below to watch the video:


 

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 post it on our bulletin board and include it in our newsletter and Facebook page.

For more info please contact the Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator,
Shannon Oatway at: soatway@vepc.bc.ca

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