National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month 2020
the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA

Why participate?

1 in 261 in 26

People will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime.

1 in 101 in 10

People will have a seizure in their lifetime. 

Eastern PA110,000

People in eastern PA are living with epilepsy.


Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain. Anyone with a brain can affect epilepsy.

Let’s make a pledge this November for National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Let’s utilize November as our chance to teach others what a seizure is and is not. Let’s use our social media channels as a platform to talk about epilepsy. Let’s turn our cities and towns purple with ribbons and lights. Let’s plan events to gather our family and friends together to inform, educate and fundraise. 

Let’s imagine a society free of stigma, fear, isolation, discrimination and seizures. A community that’s safe, supportive and accommodating of those living with epilepsy. 

Make the Purple Pledge and, together, we can make a seizure smart community a reality. Let’s work together to create it. 

During the month of November, the EFEPA will be spreading awareness throughout our region with community events, local partnerships, social media campaigns, and lighting and decorating the towns and cities of their 18 counties purple. 

You can play a critical role by being an advocate! By working together, we can ensure our voice is clear and united in creating awareness, education and change for our epilepsy community.

Make the Purple Pledge this November to get informed and get involved.