Fact: In Canada, 1 in 100 live with epilepsy and 1 in 26 people will experience epilepsy over the course of their lifetime.
Fact: In Ontario alone, 65,000 people are living with epilepsy and 6,500 individuals are newly diagnosed every year.
Fact: Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder behind strokes, brain injury and migraines.
Fact: The impact of epilepsy goes beyond the person. It also affects everyone in that person's life including families, friends and employers.
Despite these facts Epilepsy continues to remain in the shadows.
Myths, fear and a lack of understanding about the condition, perpetuate the silence.
Raising awareness about epilepsy and seizure disorders is critical if we are to build understanding and acceptance.
Show your support for the awareness and advocacy work we are doing at Epilepsy Ontario by joining us at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday October 19, 2014 so that we can stand united and raise a common voice to improve the quality of life for those living with and impacted by epilepsy.
Epilepsy Ontario and the 15 local agencies, associates and contacts offer information, support, and advocacy services to help individuals and their families regain control of their lives and to help people live well with their condition.
Again this year, Epilepsy York Region and Epilepsy Ontario, are excited to partner in their participation at the 2014 Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. Your support can continue the work of our agencies while advocating for change to improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy in Ontario.
Funds raised through Team Epilepsy York/Epilepsy Ontario will be used to support public awareness, advocacy, critical program research and individual/family support services in Ontario.
Join Team Epilepsy York/Epilepsy Ontario and raise funds to build a strong Voice for Epilepsy in Ontario. Set a Fundraising Challenge goal of $150 or more and we will pay your registration fees.
To obtain details on registration, and fundraising initiatives to help you raise awareness for epilepsy please contact Event Coordinator at 905-474-9696 ext 203 or via email at STWM@epilepsyontario.org.
To learn more about what we do and our goal to unite the epilepsy community across Ontario, bringing hope to families who live with the realities of epilepsy every day — visit www.epilepsyontario.org.