March 26th is “Purple Day” for Epilepsy Awareness

Proclamation – “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness”

Whereas  Purple Day is a global effort dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness in countries around the world, and

Whereas  Purple Day was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, who wanted people with epilepsy to know they are not alone, and

Whereas  Epilepsy is the most common serious neurological condition, and

Whereas  Epilepsy is estimated to affect more than 50 million people worldwide, about 300,000 people in Canada, and approximately 40,000 people in British Columbia, and

Whereas  The public is often unable to recognize common seizure types, and to respond with appropriate first-aid, and

Whereas  Purple Day is celebrated on March 26 annually, during Epilepsy Awareness Month, to increase knowledge and understanding, and to improve the quality of life for our communities in British Columbia:

NOW, THEREFORE I, Mayor Maja Tait, on behalf of the District of Sooke, am pleased to proclaim March 26, 2019 as “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness” in the District of Sooke.