Purple Day Gala 2019
1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6, Canada
The Purple Day Gala is our signature fundraiser,
providing the core of our financial resources to
improve the lives of persons living with epilepsy,
their families and their communities. Our annual
event presents an opportunity to network with more
than 300 leaders in the Corporate, Healthcare,
Volunteer and Philanthropic Communities while
enjoying a culinary feast and exciting entertainment.
The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS)
has been providing services and support for 39
years for persons living with epilepsy, their families
and communities. Our mission is to provide
outreach services and an improved understanding
about epilepsy. We offer services such as education,
seizure first aid training, support groups, advocacy,
scholarships and bursaries, we also support
research. As a measure of the work we do, in 2018,
we educated 2,377 students and staff and 31
employers in 8 counties in Nova Scotia. We also
provided advocacy for 89 adults, 65 parents of
children; and 29 seniors with epilepsy in 4 counties of
ABOUT PURPLE DAY:
Cassidy Megan, a member of the Epilepsy Association
of Nova Scotia, founded Purple Day in 2008 at age 8.
Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy,
Cassidy’s goal is to get people talking about epilepsy in
an effort to dispel myths, reduce stigma and let those
living with epilepsy know that they are not alone.
Purple Day is celebrated on March 26th each year, on
every continent and in over 70 countries. On Purple
Day, people around the world are invited to wear
purple and host events in support of epilepsy
awareness. On June 28, 2012, the Canadian
Government passed the Purple Day Act, making March
26th officially Purple Day in Canada.
Please contact us for more information on how you or your company can be a sponsor of this wonderful event.
We would like to Welcome our Purple Day Gala 2019 sponsors.
Shaw Sound and Lighting
TD Canada Trust