March is Epilepsy Education Month and we want your school to be a part of the initiative.
Purple Day was started to let people living with epilepsy know they were not alone. On March 24 join the many schools around the province wearing Purple!
You can host different events to fundraise money for ENL. Ask people to make a donation with their shirts, have a bake sale, sell ribbons or tattoos, ask trivia about epilepsy and seizures or host a totally different event unique to your school.
If your school does not want to have a fundraiser, simply wear purple and learn about seizures. This month is about awareness and ending the stigma associated with this neurological disorder. This day can be used as a learning opportunity to teach children about epilepsy and first aid.
If your school is located in the St. John’s metro are, you can book free education session with ENL to help continue the learning experience.
Make sure to take lots of photos! We would love to share your experience on social media and our website. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @epilepsynl to keep up to date throughout Purple Day!
After Purple Day, please return all funds raised to:
Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador
351 Kenmount Road
St. John’s, NL
We would like to thank the following schools for participating in Purple Day 2016: St. Matthew’s School, Goulds Elementary, Vanier Elementary, Mary’s Town Central High, Mealy Mountain Collegiate, O’Donell, Pasedena Elementary, James Cook Memorial, Cape St. Francis Elementary, Dunne Memorial, MacDonald Drive Junior High, John Burke High School, Lake Academy, Pearce Junior High, Coley’s Point Primary, Fitzgerald Academy and Holy Tirnity High School.