MORE than 800,000 Australians will be affected by epilepsy in their lifetime. Yet sadly, due to a social stigma and misconceptions, many people do not disclose their condition.
March 26 is Purple Day, a grass- roots effort dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness worldwide.
As the largest national provider of support services to children and adults with epilepsy across Australia, I encourage the community to support Purple Day during March by simply making or donation or getting involved at www.epilepsy.org.au.
I also wanted to say, in advance, a big thank you to people for supporting Epilepsy Action Australia.
We could not do the work that we do without their kind generosity. CAROL IRELAND, CEO, Epilepsy Action Australia.