March 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Day!

T-shirt imageIt’s time to Go Purple!  On March 26th it is Epilepsy Awareness Day.  Wear our NICAP created purple shirt (or any purple shirt) to help bring awareness to the day!

In 2008, Cassidy Megan, an 11-year old diagnosed with epilepsy noticed a lack of epilepsy awareness in her personal community and in the medical community as a whole. After advocating on her own, The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia came on board to help get the word out on what exactly epilepsy is and how to ensure patients are taken care of as safely as possible. Within a few short years, Go Purple Day has become an international event held on March 26th in which individuals wear purple to show support for these patients.

Let’s show our support with getting as many staff members as we can to don on their favorite purple shirt on March 26th. If you don’t have one, You can order one using the link below.  We will be gathering at the Neuromedicine Hospital at 4:00 pm hours for a group photo. Don’t forget the unit with the most participation will win a pizza party! The last day to order and pay for the NICAP shirt is Monday, March 18th by COB. Shirts not paid for by that time will not be ordered.

 

You can order your “Go Purple” shirt here!