As school begins again for children, kids with epilepsy are worrying about more than just new teachers and classrooms. Many families are afraid of the unpredictability that seizures cause, and if it will keep other kids from being their friend or impact a successful school year. They fear teachers may not know what to do if they have a seizure, they hope there will be after school activities they can participate in, especially if their seizures can’t be controlled with medication. Simply put, having epilepsy makes being a kid complicated!
With your ongoing support, you can ensure that parents and children have the resources they need to overcome the fear they may feel at school, while facing the challenges of epilepsy. With this in mind we are launching our back to school campaign and hope you will help us to reach our goal of $500.00 the
Isolation and stigma can often prevent those struggling with Epilepsy from the help they need.
Starting today, and continuing until Tuesday, May 23rd, we launch a province wide Epilepsy campaign - text the word PURPLE to 45678 to donate $5.00to elevate awareness.This campaign is accessible to everyone in Ontario who has a phone with texting capabilities. By texting the word purple, an automatic charge of $5.00 will appear on your phone bill (regardless of your provider). 100% of your donation will support local epilepsy programs. Your impact is
To kick off Epilepsy Awareness Day, Epilepsy Durham Region, in partnership with the Bowmanville Older Adult Association and The Bowmanville Rotary Club, are happy to invite you to join us for our annual Pancake Day competition! Watch as students, politicians, first responders, and community leaders compete in an epic battle to eat 5 pancakes the fastest, all while raising awareness about Epilepsy.
Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
When: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Where: Bowmanville Older Adult Association | 26 Beech Avenue, Bowmanville
What to bring: Empty Tummies!
Chapter Two | Everything Epilepsy - Education |Community | Because We Care
The full day forum will feature Epilepsy 101, new guidelines for standard of treatment in Ontario, and alternative treatments including the Ketogenic Diet for adults and CBD Oil.
Location: The Abilities Centre | 55 Gordon Street, Whitby ON | 905-665-8500 | www.abilitiescentre.org
Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Registration at 9:30 am
*Please note, you must register to attend this event - registration is limited 50 people