Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects approximately 3.4 million people nationwide and 65 million people worldwide.
Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that can vary in severity, type and cause. While there is no cure for epilepsy, there are treatments available to help manage the condition.
Epilepsy Awareness Month is an annual event that takes place in November. The goal of this event aims to educate the public about epilepsy and seizures, and to raise funds for research.
There are many ways to get involved during Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here are five ways you can get involved:
Proudly wear purple
One of the simplest ways to get involved during Epilepsy Awareness Month is to wear purple which is the internationally recognized color for epilepsy awareness. You can wear a purple ribbon, shirt, or piece of jewelry… This may even help spark a conversation about epilepsy!
Spread the word
Social media is a great way to raise awareness about epilepsy and seizures during Epilepsy Awareness Month. Use relevant hashtags such as: #epilepsy #epilepsyawareness and #epilepsyawarenessmonth to find others in the community, share facts, stories, and events related to the condition.
Share your story
Personal stories about living with epilepsy are powerful tools for raising awareness and understanding. Sharing your story can help others see that there are others out there who ‘get it’ and give insight into the seriousness of the condition.
Make a donation
Making a financial contribution of any amount to an epilepsy charity is a great way to show your support. There are many reputable charities that work to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. Here are just a few:
Attend or host an event
There are many epilepsy awareness events held throughout the country during Epilepsy Awareness Month. These events range from walks and runs to educational seminars, fun outings, and support group meetings. Attending or hosting an event is a great way to get involved and raise awareness about epilepsy.
If you’d like to get involved in Epilepsy Awareness Month, there are plenty of ways! You can talk with your family and friends about epilepsy, and educate them about the condition. You can spread the word on social media with articles, educational imagery, and sharing your story. Even get involved in local events and fundraisers. Whichever way you decide to get involved, you’ll be helping to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy, and making a difference in the lives of those affected by it.
Have a wonderful and healthy Epilepsy Awareness Month!