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Get your purple on for Epilepsy Awareness
By Chris Savard
OurHometown.ca

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Get your purple on for Epilepsy Awareness
OurHometown.ca is sporting purple today in support of Purple Day. Canadian Cassidy Megan created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy and to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. Get your purple on! We will be wearing ours in support of our guy, Tristan! Pictured is Tristan Burk after a recent hockey game.
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Stoney Point - March 26, 2019 - OurHometown.ca is sporting purple today in support of Purple Day. Canadian Cassidy Megan created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy and to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.

From PurpleDay.org:
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!

50 Million people have epilepsy world wide. It is estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy. In 50% of cases the cause is unknown.


Get your purple on! We will be wearing ours in support of our guy, Tristan!

Follow Us on TwitterIn his lifetime, Chris Savard has spent time as both an elected official and a hot air balloon pilot. As such, FULL OF HOT AIR seemed to be an appropriate name for this column. Savard will provide his thoughts on a number of topics including hockey on this site, as well as politics and local issues on OurHometown.ca. His opinion combined with $1.60 will buy you a medium coffee at Tim's! You can email him at csavard@ourhometown.ca

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