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Epilepsy Awareness

Epilepsy Ontario donations are gifts that keep on giving

December 13, 2012

Are you struggling for gift ideas this holiday season? Don’t know what to get for those hard-to-buy-for family members and friends? If so, consider making a donation in a loved one’s name to help provide supports for people living with epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting one in 100 Canadians. Why is donating to Epilepsy Ontario…

Video helping law enforcement assess seizure disorders slated to be ready for Purple Day

December 7, 2012

Police officer Marcel Allen is hoping a video he’s working on for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) will help police officers nationwide better assess situations when approaching people who have gone into seizure. Since last speaking to the Voices of Epilepsy in March, Allen has been busy working on the video, which contains several…

Community support Epilepsy Durham Region’s greatest success: executive director

November 1, 2012

  When you’re a small epilepsy support agency of two people, you need to know how to make the most of your available resources — and that’s exactly what Epilepsy Durham Region has done for 25 years. The agency receives no government or United Way funding. Instead, Epilepsy Durham Region has built community relationships to…

Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton aiming to raise $50K in marathon

October 9, 2012

About 130 people will be running under the Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton banner at the Oct. 14 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an annual five- and 2.5-kilometer run that raises money for a myriad of charities. The agency is hoping the event will raise $50,000. Money raised will continue to support the programs, services, education and…