Each year, Purple Day is honoured on March 26th as the international day for epilepsy awareness. Epilepsy affects 1 in 100 people worldwide of all ages, and from all backgrounds. Purple Day was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 7 and set out to raise awareness and reduce stigma about epilepsy. To mark this important day, EpLink is participating in two Toronto-based events. Representatives from EpLink will be at the following locations on March 26th:
1) At Brookfield Place (181 Bay Street) in the PATH (Toronto’s underground pedestrian walkway), adjacent to Union Station in downtown Toronto, from 9am – 5pm. Our kiosk will be located across from the Concourse Level elevators.
2) At Toronto Western Hospital (399 Bathurst Street), in the main atrium from 10am – 2pm.
If you are near either of these locations on March 26, please come by and visit! We will be giving out information about epilepsy, seizure first aid and the EpLink program, along with goodies generously donated by Voortman cookies and SQUISH candies! These info/items will also be available at the Hospital for Sick Children (555 University Ave) outside the cafeteria.
As always, we will also be participating in the online conversations using #purpleday and #purpleday2018. Feel free to follow us on Twitter and Facebook @EpLinkON as we honour Purple Day and help to raise epilepsy awareness!