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.