Purple Day Gala 2020
The Westin Nova Scotian
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.
ABOUT EAM: The Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes (EAM) has been providing services and support for 40 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 2019 we educated 7,903 students and staff; 378 employers, provided advocacy for 127 adults, 97 parents of children with epilepsy and 46 seniors throughout the Maritime provinces.
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.
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