Over 800,000 Australians will be affected by epilepsy in their lifetime. Yet sadly, due to a social stigma and misconceptions, many people do not disclose their condition. We want to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and help people to live optimal lives.
March 26 is Purple Day, a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness worldwide. As the largest National provider of support services to children and adults with epilepsy across Australia, I would like to encourage your community to support Purple Day during March by simply making or donation or getting involved (www.epilepsy.org.au).
I also wanted to take the opportunity to say, in advance, a big thank you to the people in your region for supporting Epilepsy Action Australia. We could not do the work that we do without their kind generosity.
Carol Ireland – Chief Executive Officer, Epilepsy Action Australia