Purple Day 2019

Coffee Way Donuts

  • Purple Sweet Things:

Purchase a limited edition of Purple Sweet Things on every Tuesday of March and a portion of the proceeds will go towards our direct client support services.

Location: 427 Division St., Kingston ~ Phone: (613) 546-9106

Date: Tuesdays in March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

  • Purple Day Celebration:

Coffee Way will offer free purple sweet things while supplies last – and Epilepsy South Eastern  Ontario will be having a  gift bag draw.  Join the fun!!

Location: 427 Division St., Kingston ~ Phone: (613) 546-9106

Date: March 26, 10am -11am.

City Hall Illumination

In support of Purple Day, on the evening of March 26th, City Hall will be lit up purple! Join us on purple day to show support and spread awareness for all those impacted by epilepsy and    seizure disorders. Take a photo outside City Hall and post it to our Facebook page (@EpilepsyResourceCentre) to be entered in a draw  for a prize!

Location: 216 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

Date: March 26th 2019

Kingston Frontenacs Game

ESEO will be having a Epilepsy Information Kiosk at the Kingston Frontenacs Game on March 15th at 7pm when the Frontenacs take on the Oshawa Generals! Tickets are 15$ each and the Kiosk will help promote Epilepsy awareness month. Order your tickets now at: https://frontenacs.isportstix.com/order/seats/1070/

For more information, contact:

(admin@epilepsyresource.org) at 613-542-6222 or

Frontenacs staff Alex (Alex@KingstonFrontenacs.com)  at 613-542-4042 ext. 6059.

Online Auction for Purple Blanket

ESEO will be hosting a online auction on our Facebook Page starting in March to raise awareness for epilepsy! The blanket is handmade by a local artist and the bid will start at $25. Make sure you check it out!

 

An Internationally Recognized Day for Epilepsy Awareness

What is Purple Day for Epilepsy?8f70cb83-ab6c-4d32-871b-8e18de3a5023

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 internationally recognized colour for epilepsy, lavender. Each year, on March 26, people from around the world wear purple in support of epilepsy.

Why is Purple Day for Epilepsy important? 

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 100 people in Canada and 50 million people worldwide (more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined). Despite its prevalence, epilepsy is often misunderstood and people with epilepsy can face social stigma and discrimination. Purple Day will help epilepsy organizations in Canada and around the world increase awareness, reduce stigma and empower individuals living with epilepsy to take action in their communities.

Who participates in Purple Day for Epilepsy? 

Purple Day was launched nationally and internationally by the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance. The Anita Kaufmann foundation joined as a partner in 2009. All over the world people organize special events and wear purple to let those living with epilepsy know they are not alone.

What can Purple Day for Epilepsy achieve? 

Purple Day reminds everyone that people living with epilepsy need understanding and acceptance, and deserve comprehensive care and access to innovative treatment options to effectively manage their disease. Spreading the word about epilepsy will help dispel myths and remind people affected by seizure disorders that they are not alone. On March 26, people around the world are encouraged to support epilepsy by wearing purple or by hosting a Purple Day awareness or fundraising event.