What an amazing Purple Day® and epilepsy awareness month
(in Canada)! A HUGE thank you to all of you who worked with us to bring better awareness to mortality in epilepsy during this time. Like the PurpleDayEveryDay initiative from The Anita Kaufmann Foundation, which encourages Purple Day® spirit 365 days a year, we hope you’ll continue to join us in raising awareness of SUDEP
all year round too! So do please keep sending us your event ideas, opportunity spots and brochure/bracelet requests!
Our special thanks to the Fawcett family for their 4th annual Jordan's Slide for SUDEP event last February. It was another great day, raising $19,000 in support of SUDEP Aware and bringing their four year total to an incredible $80,000!!
Other exciting news is that SUDEP Aware is an Official Charity for the 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon/5k event. We invite you, your family and friends to JOIN US and walk/run in honour of your loved one as part of TEAM SUDEP AWARE, on Sunday October 18th, 2015. Please contact us to reserve your place on the team and stay in touch for registration info and news updates.
We also invite you to help us with a project we're currently working on. It involves talking with families who attended a coroner's court hearing, in Canada, as a result of the loss of their loved one to SUDEP. Please either contact us to participate or kindly forward this information to others who might be interested. Many thanks,
Tamzin Jeffs, Exec. Dir.