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Smiles to Fight Stigma

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People with epilepsy have been dealing with stigma for centuries. This negativity has caused loss of jobs and relationships, hampered treatment, limited research funding, and has even brought about severe physical harm in some cases. In an effort to drive change, we will dedicate June to Epilepsy Stigma Awareness Month as we did last year.

The “Smiles to Fight Stigma” campaign is designed to tackle epilepsy stigma by showing the world our bright shiny smiles despite the impact stigma has had on each of our lives.

Throughout the month we will be accepting photos from people living with and affected by epilepsy.  Using the form below, you are encouraged to submit a photo (like the ones above) of your beautiful smiling face.

To participate please use the form below to send in your photos along with a caption or note with 6 words on what epilepsy means to you.

Submit your pic

Be sure your picture:

  • Is a large or high resolution picture (a photo from your phone is fine)
  • Includes a caption

Deadline to Submit: June 25, 2014

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Thank you in advance for your smiley submissions.

Jessica K. Smith
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