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Golf tourney a chance to have fun, raise money for Summerfest

August 16, 2012

The eighth annual Richardson Charity Golf Tournament is a chance for people to have a fun day of playing golf while helping raise money for Summerfest, an annual opportunity for children and youth living with epilepsy to enjoy summer camp with appropriate nursing care. Held Aug. 24 at Ariss Valley Golf Club near Guelph, the…

Young woman initiating day programs for kids with epilepsy

August 2, 2012

Andreea-Oxana Kilin is trying to establish a service in the Ottawa region that would see her and a group of volunteers engage children living with epilepsy through a variety of outings and activities specially suited to meet the needs of those affected by the neurological disorder. Kilin, 29, has had epilepsy since she was 18.…

Purple Day Illumination Campaign – March 26, 2010

August 18, 2011

Prominent landmarks and buildings across Ontario will be illuminated in purple light on Friday, March 26th, 2010 to mark Purple Day, the international Epilepsy Awareness day. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. With the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Purple Day has become an…

Elisa’s Camino Walk for Epilepsy Ontario

August 18, 2011

In late April 2010, Elisa McFarlane, one of Epilepsy Ontario’s board members turned a long-time calling into a fundraising opportunity. She began a five-week long trek along the El Camino de Santiago to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy Ontario. “I have given my 780-kilometre El Camino de Santiago walk a lot of thought over…