March Is Epilepsy Awareness Month SM

Did you know March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month? We are excited to see a wave of purple spreading across Durham Region during the month of March to help in our mission to raise epilepsy awareness, starting with proclamations from our council members across the municipalities in our community!

 

Town of Ajax  |  Town of Whitby  |  City of Oshawa  | 

Statement on Ken Jeongs Netflix Comedy Special

Exerpt from Canadian Epilepsy Allicance: http://www.canadianepilepsyalliance.org/canadian-epilepsy-alliance-statement-on-ken-jeongs-netflix-comedy-special/ on February 25th, 2019

 

CANADIAN EPILEPSY ALLIANCE Statement on Ken Jeong’s Netflix Comedy Special

 

Deirdre Floyd, President of Canadian Epilepsy Alliance: “I am somewhat mystified as to why forms of entertainment find it amusing to inaccurately portray first aid for seizures at all.”

For Immediate Release – February 25, 2019

 

Once again the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance is responding to another example of inaccurate information in relation to first aid for seizures on Netflix’s Special called “Ken’s

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WHY:

 

In November, 2018, Epilepsy Durham Region launched a new, comprehensive, local Epilepsy Clinic in Durham Region. Encompassed in this initiative is our Clinic to Community program which ensures that individuals and their families living with epilepsy receive the education and support that they need to be partners in their healthcare plan. 

 

To preserve our local epilepsy programming, Clinic to Community, and the Epilepsy Clinic, we have set a goal of raising $500,000, and we're almost there! Our

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 make a lasting impact together...

 

CEO, Dianne McKenzie says, “Start the conversation for those living with Epilepsy.

Our Friends & Family Campaign will HARNESS and INFLUENCE and SPARK conversation about Epilepsy.”

 

 

Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to launch it’s new Friends and Family Campaign. Can you help? We think we have made it really easy to lend a hand. We would like to invite you to ask 10 of your friends or family members to

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Epilepsy Ontario and our province’s Community Epilepsy Agencies are calling on the Ontario government to include funding for epilepsy education and support programs in this year’s provincial budget. With funding, agencies can continue and expand their education and support programs and we can bring programs to parts of the province without a local agency.

 

We are calling you you to sign our Petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide funding for education and support programs through Ontario’s Community Epilepsy Agencies in the 2019 Provincial budget.

 

To help us with this petition, please follow these steps:

 

**Please note that all signatures must be original to be eligible - please do not scan or fax this

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