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Purple Day

March 1, 2022

Purple Day for Epilepsy was founded in 2008 by nine year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day for Epilepsy in an effort to educate others about the disorder, and remind those living with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day after the…

Project UPLIFT

November 3, 2021

Empowering People with Epilepsy to Improve their Mental Health What is Project UPLIFT? Project UPLIFT is a program that teaches the skills for managing and improving stress, mental health, and quality of life. The goal of Project UPLIFT is to empower people with epilepsy to improve their own mental health through mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral skills.…

We’re Building Our Board

November 1, 2021

Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario (ESEO) is currently seeking new Board members in South Eastern Ontario, including Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and Leeds and Grenville. We welcome inquiries from interested community members.  About Us: Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or…

Purple Pumpkin Project

September 9, 2021

The Origin of The Purple Pumpkin Project While on a drive through Connecticut one Sunday morning with his family, founder Ron Lamontagne was brainstorming ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness. The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. Since kids would soon be carving and decorating pumpkins, he thought why not make one purple and…