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Purple Pumpkin Project: Did you paint yours?

This year “The Purple Pumpkin Project” was started by Ron LaMontagne and to raise Epilepsy Awareness in honor of his 7 year old son.
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The goal of the project was to get people talking about how purple is the color for epilepsy. You will find some great photos of purple pumpkins on the Project’s facebook page.

From Ron and the team at the Purple Pumpkin Project: “All we are asking is to please color one of your Halloween Pumpkins Purple! Maybe have some “Seizure smart” info on hand and share your story with anyone that will listen!”

Why does it matter?

The prevalence and mortality statistics for epilepsy are comparable to those of breast cancer. More importantly, the death toll resulting from epilepsy and seizure-related causes this past year, was higher than the number of deaths resulting from AIDS-related causes at the height of the AIDS crisis.So enough pink. It’s time for purple to be the color of the day.

Let us know if you painted your pumpkin too!

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  1. Ron Lamontagne
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    Thanks for the mention!