Mayor Proclaims March 26,2018 “Purple Day for Epilepsy”

On March 13, 2018, Winnfield Mayor Kiah Beville issued a proclamation naming Monday, March 26, 2018 “Purple Day for Epilepsy”.

The proclamation reads as follows: Whereas Purple Day is a global effort dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness in countries around the world; an whereas Purple Day was founded in 20018 by Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old girl form Nova Scotia, who wanted people to know that if you have epilepsy, you are not alone; and whereas epilepsy is the most common neurological condition affecting children, and the second most common neurological condition affecting adults; and whereas epilepsy affects more than 50 million people worldwide, more than 300,000 people in Canada and 3,500 people in the Capital Regional District; and whereas the public is often unable to recognize common seizure types, nor how to respond with appropriate first aid; and whereas Purple Day will be celebrated on March 16th annually, during Epilepsy Awareness Month to increase understanding, reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for our community.

 

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