Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
|Resolution No:||CR023-2021||Moved by:||Smith||Seconded by:||White|
WHEREAS on June 28, 2012, the Purple Day Act (Bill C-278) received a Royal Assent in Canada; and
WHEREAS Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that is not well understood, and affects approximately 1 in every 100 persons in Simcoe County; and
WHEREAS Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease which affects each person differently, with the effects ranging from mild and relatively minor to extremely serious (which includes death); and
WHEREAS Epilepsy Simcoe County was established in 1978 to assist individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals in our area with education, support, and advocacy in relation to epilepsy awareness;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hereby proclaims March 26, 2021 as “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness" in the Township of Essa.