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Epilepsy Durham Region thought there was no better way to introduce our new initiative 'Be a Kid for a Kid' to our community than to do so with artwork created by a local student. We hosted an art conest in which all students were asked to draw what it meant to them to be a kid. We are happy to announce the winner of the 'Be a Kid for a Kid' Art Contest is Claire, a Grade 2 student at Chris Hadfield Public School. We would like to thank Claire for her hard work and for creating a piece of art that reflects the kindness and encouragement that 'Be a Kid for a Kid' stands for. 

 

Congratulations Claire!

 

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Today is #BellLetsTalk day. Did you know:

 

  • 1 in 4 people with Epilepsy have depression
  • Although common, mental health issues in people with Epilepsy are not always diagnosed OR treated
  • Improving mental health issues may also improve seizures; improving seizures may also improve mental health 
  • People with Epilepsy have 5 times a greater risk for completed suicide

 

Help us to break the cycle - help us to talk about the link between Epilepsy and depression. Please remember that Epilepsy Durham Region is always here for you to talk. Please see the links below for a resource that may help you today:

 

CMHA Ontario Division
http://www.ontario.cmha.ca/ | 416 977 5580 |


Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention Inc.

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Be sure to warm your head and your heart leading up to Epilepsy Awareness Month with an Epilepsy Durham Region Toque (for a donation of $20.00). Every toque sold helps someone with Epilepsy. Remember to send us your toque selfie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Be a Kid For a Kid Winning Artwork 2016

 

 

 

National Epilepsy Awareness Month, March 2016, provides a platform to raise awareness one voice at a time and our 2016 campaign puts the spotlight on the children affected with this disease. Epilepsy Durham Region's campaign, 'Be a Kid for a Kid' provides a conduit for people to reprioritize and take a moment to help a child in their community, working together as a team towards one common goal – changing the life of a child with Epilepsy.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

 

  • Companies will choose their favourite childhood games to relive alongside colleagues – hopscotch, board games, or even musical chairs; the options are limitless
  • Challenge co-workers
  • Raise awareness about Epilepsy
  • Pledge to HAVE FUN

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And the winner is (drum roll please)...........

 

Susan of Oshawa - is now the proud owner of an Electronic Scooter, kindly donated by MTC Factory Outlet!!
Thank you to everyone who has supported our raffle, sold tickets, purchased tickets, and to CRCS-DKI for hosting the draw in Oshawa.

 

 

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