This year the theme, or rather our motivation, for National Epilepsy Awareness Month is Epilepsy Does Not Define Me.
We are taking this opportunity to recognize the many roles people may play in their own lives, aside from being an Epilepsy Warrior. It is a reminder that epilepsy does not define us, it is just one chapter in our stories.
We acknowledge the importance of sharing the powerful facts and statistics surrounding epilepsy—that is why this National Epilepsy Awareness Month we will share the stats, facts, along with the Epilepsy Warriors in our community.
The purpose? To spread awareness about this vastly misunderstood disorder, to correct misconceptions, to dismantle stigmas, to remind the public epilepsy is a diagnosis, not an identity. Our goal is to create a platform for you to see that you can be a mother, a dancer, a writer, whatever you want to be.
Interested in adding your story to the catalogue? Please fill out the survey HERE.
November is nationally recognized as Epilepsy Awareness Month. In honor of the month, we are recognizing the REAL people who FACE epilepsy.
1 in 26 will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.
150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
3.4 million Americans are living with active epilepsy.
110,000 estimated eastern Pennsylvanians are living with epilepsy in our region.
For many, epilepsy is more than a number. This November, we are here to share their real stories, challenges, and triumphs. Will you join us?
We believe that leveraging our community's strength can reduce the fear surrounding epilepsy and inspire action. That’s why we are asking you to Get Informed and Get Involved!
How? By utilizing November as our chance to learn more about epilepsy and the people behind the numbers. By teaching others what a seizure is and is not. By using our social media as a platform to talk about epilepsy. By planning events to gather family and friends together to share, educate and fundraise. By turning our cities and towns purple with ribbons and lights.
Use this site to familiarize yourself with epilepsy and discover ways to advocate the cause. The first step...Get Informed! Then, use your knowledge to take action and Get Involved!