When people come together, great things can happen.
A very long time ago, the Edmunds of Bay Roberts got a call about our Door-to-Door canvassing campaign. Immediately, they decided to volunteer their time for this campaign but they were more excited to hear about Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador.
Their daughter had been diagnosed with epilepsy and they wanted to know what the association had to offer. The family also wanted to know how they could help support ENL as well.
Throughout the years since, The Edmunds have worn their purple every March 26 and helped spread awareness about Epilepsy. The have hosted events throughout their region to raise money for ENL and provided information to the public.
In 2015, The Edmunds met up with the Browns, who were also interested in supporting ENL. They have a son with epilepsy and wanted to spread awareness about the neurological disorder.
The Browns hosted a very successful Bingo at the Tilton Bingo Hall and both families came together to host a variety of events on Purple Day.
This year, both families went above and beyond to show their support and made Purple Day one of a kind in their area.
On March 19, The Browns hosted their second Bingo tournament at Tilton Bingo Hall and raised $2292. Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador is truly thankful for this event and extends its sincerest appreciation for the hard work and effort it took to pull off such a successful occasion.
On Purple Day, March 26, The Edmunds and Browns came together again to wear their Purple proudly at Dominion Bay Roberts.
The store had hot dogs and treats for sale, Barney the dinosaur came to visit, and there were information and ribbons available to the public. The families raised $538 that day. We would like to thank both families and Dominion Bay Roberts for establishing a presence in their corner of Newfoundland and helping spread awareness to the people of their area.
ENL is truly thankful for all Purple Day participants and we could not be here without all of our volunteers.
To see the Edmunds and Browns come together to help ENL- check out their pictures on our Facebook Page: EpilepsyNL and follow us on Twitter: @epilepsynl
What can you do in your area to help bring awareness to epilepsy ? Tell us your story and we will be happy to share it online and social media. What can you do next year or starting now ? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can start planning your event!