Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador would like to see all those living with epilepsy feel as good as Christine does but unfortunately not everyone has such a positive experience.
We would like you to help us change that.
March 26th is Purple Day, a global initiative to help end the stigma associated with epilepsy and let those living with seizures know they are not alone.
Last year, here in Newfoundland and Labrador, close to 4000 people from all corners of our great province hopped, danced, took to social media, donated their spare change, held events, shared information and most of all, wore their purple proudly.
However this year, Purple Day falls on a Saturday and we will be celebrating on Thursday, March 24th.
On March 24th, Newfoundland and Labradoreans can once again take one simple step to show individuals and families who face epilepsy, that we understand, and they are not alone: we will wear purple. We will do so for people like Christine, and the other 10,000 people of this province who live with seizures every day.
Will you stand with us?
- On March 24th please wear an Epilepsy ribbon and take to Social Media to announce your support for Purple Day. There is a large amount of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding Epilepsy and we can use technology to help educate the public, while supporting those diagnosed with Epilepsy. Talk about Purple Day on Twitter, Facebook and any other venue that will get the word out there. We will share all your messages on our social media pages, as well as our website.
Imagine how inspiring it could be if for one day, everyone in the province wore Purple for Epilepsy.
With your help we can make Newfoundland and Labrador positively purple!
We thank you for your continuous support and look forward to celebrating and sharing this day with you and the rest of the province.
Executive Director, Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador
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