Epilepsy Awareness Month

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Celebrate epilepsy awareness all of March! 
Thank you to all the local businesses who are supporting Epilepsy Awareness in March!

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month in Canada. It’s a great time for anyone with an interest in epilepsy to raise awareness, challenge myths, and help dismantle the stigma of epilepsy.  


March 2020 Events

We had many events to promote epilepsy awareness during the month, check them out below to see what may be involved in future events.

I am 1 in 100 
I have epilepsy and...

We have partnered with Epilepsy Ottawa and the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance to promote epilepsy awareness through the 1 in 100 campaign.

If you have epilepsy, download the sign that says “I have epilepsy and…” In the blank space provided, you can write about how you’re feeling or how you’re handling having epilepsy. You can also write about your hobbies, interests, skills, and life beyond epilepsy.

If you know someone with epilepsy, download the sign that says “Someone I care about has epilepsy and…” In the blank space provided, you can write about their hobbies, interests, skills, and life beyond epilepsy.

Take pictures with these signs to post on your social media platforms and tag Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario! We also encourage you to share this campaign with others and encourage others to post their own photos. The campaign highlights the range of experiences of living with epilepsy and that people with epilepsy are more than just their epilepsy.

Coffee Way Donuts

Every Thursday in March was Purple Donut Day at Coffee Way Donuts. All proceeds from purple doughnut sales go to Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario.

Every Thursday in March is Purple Donut Day at Coffee Way Donuts.


At 7:30 p.m. on Purple Day, City Hall and Market Square became purple in support of epilepsy awareness!

Join us in watching City Hall and Marketplace light up purple for Purple Day.

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Epilepsy Awareness Month 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 go towards our direct client support services.

  • Purple Day Celebration:

Coffee Way offered free purple sweet things while supplies last – and Epilepsy South Eastern  Ontario had a gift bag draw.  

City Hall Illumination

In support of Purple Day, on the evening of March 26th, City Hall was lit up purple! Take a photo outside City Hall and post it to our Facebook page (@EpilepsyResourceCentre) to be entered in a draw  for a prize!

Kingston Frontenacs Game

ESEO had an Epilepsy Information Kiosk at the Kingston Frontenacs Game on March 15th at 7pm when the Frontenacs took on the Oshawa Generals! Tickets are 15$ each and the Kiosk will help promote Epilepsy Awareness Month. 

Online Auction for Purple Blanket

ESEO hosted an online auction on our Facebook Page starting in March to raise awareness for epilepsy! The blanket was handmade by a local artist and the bid started at $25. 

Epilepsy Awareness Month 2018

Coffee Way Donuts

Purchase a limited edition purple donut from Coffee Way Donuts on select dates and a portion of the proceeds will go to support our direct client support services.

What Can You Do to Celebrate Epilepsy Awareness?

Become a Purple Day Ambassador!

How can you show your support during the month of March for the approximately 1 in 100 living with epilepsy? Here are a few ideas:

  • Hold a purple cupcake bake sale, dress down day, purple pancake breakfast or other fundraiser in support of Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario.
  •  Join our #purplenation social media campaign on Facebook or Twitter. Send us your pics or tag us in pics of you showing your support.
  • Request a presentation for your team, organization, classroom or school.
  • Paint your nails, colour your hair, wear purple on Purple Day.
  • Ask us about purchasing swag to share and promote epilepsy awareness.
Pick up Epilepsy Awareness Bracelets

Pick up your awareness bracelet at any of the following retailers!

  • Ellena’s Cafe
  • Life Yoga
  • Quiznos
  • Best Western-Fire Side Inn
  • Oasis Yoga
  • Quesada Burritos and Tacos
  • TD Canada Trust
Light Up City Hall
City Hall goes purple in support of Purple Day