Wear Purple on March 26 for Epilepsy Awareness

Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia.

March 26 is now an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

So next Friday, March 26, wear something purple and spread the word about epilepsy.

Aid sent to people with epilepsy in Haiti

The international community of epilepsy specialists is providing financial support and specialized medical equipment to help re-establish services to epilepsy patients in Haiti.

In addition to providing long-term support needed to maintain normal clinical services, the project organizers’ initial goal is to assist in preventing neurological damage and potential risk of death from break-through seizures that might occur when patients have lost or used up all of their anticonvulsant medication.

Leading the effort is the International League Against Epilepsy and its North American branches, the American Epilepsy Society and Canadian League Against Epilepsy. Their goal is also to assure that clinical services are available to diagnose and treat any cases of post-traumatic epilepsy that might result from head trauma sustained in the earthquake.

For more information on this project go to AESNET.ORG

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. But, sometimes it seems the month can come and go without mention of a single event to raise awareness.

Now, that’s not to say that events don’t happen. Epilepsy Foundation offices around the country are organizing events, conferences and walks to celebrate Epilepsy Awareness. And, they are doing their best to raise the public consciousness.

But what could be wrong with a little extra PR to let folks know the events are happening?

Look up your local Epilepsy Foundation Affiliate to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood at:

Epilepsy Foundation Affiliate Lookup

And if you can’t find anything in your neck of the woods, I’ll be speaking at the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania’s: Epilepsy Education and Information Exchange on Saturday, November 7, 2009.

See you there.

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