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The Province of Newfoundland & Labrador
Proclaim and Celebrate March 26th as Purple Day!


                                                 Front row, left to right: Minister Susan Sullivan,  MHA Grand Falls/Windsor-Buchans,                              The Atkins family celebrate Purple Day with Mount Pearl Senior High!
                                                     Minister of Health and Community Services Back: Susan Ryder, Information Officer
                                                      Epilepsy NL, Cassie Singleton, Purple Day Ambassador and Gail Dempsey,
                                                        Executive Director Epilepsy NL & President of CEA.

                                                      Front row, left to right: Jack Harris, MP,  Cassie Singleton, Purple Day                                  Gail Dempsey, Executive Director Epilepsy NL & 
                                                                       Ambassador,  Back: Susan Ryder, Information Officer Epilepsy NL,                                          President of CEA wearing Purple shoe laces!
               Gail Dempsey, Executive Director Epilepsy NL & President of CEA.                                                                                                                                             

                                       Above: Jack Harris, MP presents the proclamation to                       
               Cassie Singleton,  Purple Day Ambassador

                                                                 Above (Left to Right):  Cassie Singleton, Purple Day Ambassador, Susan Ryder                                 Mayor Otto Goulding, Town of Pasadena
                                                                      Information Officer Epilepsy NL and Dan Bobbett, Mayor of Paradise                                               proclaiming Purple Day with Tim Spicer                                  

Purple Day 2014 In The House Of Assembly

During the March 26th session of the House of Assembly, Minister Sullivan wore purple very proudly and gave
a very powerful message to our purple day ambassador, Cassie Singleton and to all of those living with seizures.

" I rise in this hon. House today to recognize Purple Day for Epilepsy in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to raise awareness of this
neurological disorder in an effort to reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy.  Epilepsy is one of the most
common neurological conditions with approximately one in twenty-six people expected to develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. 
More than 10, 000 people are affected by this disorder in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Today, during Purple Day, I encourage residents to wear
the color purple and to participate in Purple day activities in their communitites as a show of support for people like Cassandra living with epilepsy."
                                                                            - Minister Susan Sullivan

"We are very happy to stand here today and talk about epilepsy.  Myself, the leader of the Oppositions, all of the caucus, and many
members on all sides of this House are happy to wear purple today to show our support and help raise awareness about epilepsy.  It is
important to raise awareness because of how it affects those living with epilepsy, and their family and friends.  We have about 10, 000 people
in our province today with epilepsy.  This is a huge portion.  It is the fourth most common neurological disorder and there is no known cure yet.
I am urging everyone today to get behind Purple Day and to help people understand epilepsy better and the people who live with it.
Hopefully, one day, through research, we will better understand it and a cure will be found."
                                                                - Andrew Parsons, MHA

"I , too am very happy and pleased to be standing here today wearing purple in solidarity with those living with epilepsy and their families. 
With 10,000 people in the province affected, it is obvious many of us have been touched by epilepsy in some manner, either within
our families or sometimes even in organizations we are a part of.  I congratulate Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador on the work
they do in that regard.  Today, I do encourage people not only to wear purple in support, but to also take the time to become more
aware of the issues surrounding the condition and to learn the appropriate first aid for seizures."
                                                           - Lorraine Michael, MHA

  & Updates

Landmark study reveals impacts of neurological conditions on Canadians
Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister of Health, announced the release of the study’s report,
Mapping Connections: An Understanding of Neurological Conditions in Canada.
Click here to open the Report, Click here to open the News Release.

Help Out The NHCC:  Join This Campaign By Writing A Letter To Your MP!
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UPDATE:  Clobazam Supply - May 28th, 2014  
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FASHION at Previously Loved Clothes and Things!
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Customer Feedback Survey from March 2013: Read the results here.

Epilepsy NL Scholarship 2013-2014
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March 26th is Purple Day for Epilepsy
A positively purple celebration of global proportions.
Click here to learn all about Purple Day.
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To Better Understand And Respond To Incidents Involving People Living With Epilepsy
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