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March is Epilepsy Awareness Month

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month in Canada. Here are some ideas for celebrating and raising epilepsy awareness.

Sharing your epilepsy story is a powerful way to raise awareness and to help others. Personal stories put a face to epilepsy.  Your story may help someone with epilepsy feel less alone, and could even inspire them to share their own epilepsy story.  This March, consider sharing your story with friends, by posting it on social media, or presenting it at your school or workplace.  Some people have also chosen to put their story on our website or on other epilepsy related websites.  

Check out local epilepsy stories on Epilepsy Saskatoon's website HERE.  There are additional stories on the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance website.

Light the Night - Purple

Contact us if you would like to be involved in the planning or execution of any Epilepsy Saskatoon activities

Tell YOUR Story

Each year on "Purple Day", March 26th, monuments, landmarks and buildings are being lit purple to celebrate epilepsy awareness.  Some highlights in previous years are:

  • Toronto: The CN Tower, Toronto sign at City Hall

  • Vancouver: BC Place, Canada Place, the Science Centre

  • Calgary: Calgary Tower

  • London: London City Hall

  • Montreal: Olympic Stadium

  • Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls

  • Halifax: Halifax City Hall, Citadel Hill

This year, McFaull Financial, the Triovost Building at River Centre, Saskatoon City Hall, the Prairie Wind Sculpture (outside Remai), the SaskTel Centre and the Jazz Bassment will be joining the ranks of other landmarks by getting lit in PURPLE!!  If you are aware of another building/object that might be willing to "get lit", let us know and we will try to contact them!

How You Can Participate

On the evening of March 26th, get your picture taken in front of one of these buildings and post it to your social media and tag us.

@EpilepsySaskatoon (Facebook) 

@EpilepsySask (twitter).

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