Purple Day for Epilepsy

Whereas Purple Day is a global effort dedicated to promoting epilepsy awareness in countries around the world,
and Whereas Purple Day was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a nine year old girl from Nova Scotia,
who wanted people to know that if you have epilepsy, you are not alone,
and Whereas epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, estimated to affect more than 50 million people worldwide,
and more than 300,000 people in Canada,
and Whereas the public is often unable recognize the common seizure types, or how to respond with appropriate first aid,
and Whereas Purple Day will be celebrated on March 26th annually to increase understanding, reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy throughout the country and globally, 
I therefore proclaim March 26, 2019 Purple Day in Nova Scotia, in an effort to raise epilepsy awareness everywhere.