Purple Hike for Epilepsy coming up
The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia we will be holding its third Annual Digby Purple Hike for Epilepsy on Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Digby Heritage Center, 1 Prince William Place.
This Hike is to raise awareness for a very common neurological disorder, epilepsy. There are currently more than 14,000 diagnosed individuals living in Nova Scotia and 42 new diagnoses occur every day in Canada. Sixty percent of all diagnosed individuals are children and the elderly.
This awareness initiative is also a fundraiser to support the Epilepsy Association to deliver education to schools, employers, nursing homes, hospitals and first responders and providing pamphlets, seizure first aid cards and Purple Day supplies in the tri-county area.
“We are looking for 100 people to raise $100 and every individual who raises $100 will get a t-shirt or swag,” reads a media release.
To register and receive pledge sheets you can contact Phyllis Thurber at 902-245-5498 or the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia at 902-429-2633 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1986 there was another form of damage to the horse. At that time Fred A. Hatfield, editor of the Yarmouth Vanguard, received an envelop in the mail containing one of the horse’s cast iron ears and a letter of apology. The sender said it was “deepest shame and sincerest apology” that they were confessing to having ridden the horse and taken part of it home as a souvenir. They sought Hatfield’s help in seeing that the horse’s ear was rightfully returned to the town, saying they never should have taken it in the first place.
The horse has also become part of a tradition. Every spring a few “extras” are added to it as it is decorated by graduating students from the school of nursing in Yarmouth. In the past it’s been adorned with balloons, streamers, medical gloves