Epilepsy impacts the lives of one in 100 Canadians and over 65,000 Ontarians.
Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder, after migraines, stroke and brain injury.
Epilepsy does not discriminate, it can occur at any point in a person's life.
Every year, over 6,500 individuals are newly diagnosed with epilepsy — 60% of newly diagnosed individuals are children or seniors.
On average, individuals and family members have waited nearly 4 years for a diagnosis and up to 1 year to see a specialist. Many individuals have said that they feel as though their lives have been caught in a tailspin of often uncontrolled seizure activity, unanswered questions and fear and isolation.
That's where Epilepsy Ontario and the 16 local agencies, associates and contacts help by offering information, support, and advocacy services to help individuals and their families regain control of their lives. Epilepsy support agencies help people live well with their condition.
This year, Epilepsy Simcoe County, Epilepsy York Region and Epilepsy Ontario, are excited to partner in their participation at the 2013 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 Simcoe County/York/Ontario will be used to support public awareness, advocacy, critical research and family service programs in Ontario.
Join Team Epilepsy Simcoe County/York/Ontario to raise awareness and build a strong Voice for Epilepsy in Ontario.
To obtain details on registration, and fundraising initiatives to help you raise awareness for epilepsy please contact Jeanette Schepp at 905-474-9696 ext 203 or via email at Jeanette@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.