PROCLAMATION - Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

March 23, 2020

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, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood  

DO HEREBY PROCLAIM March 26, 2020 as “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness” in the Town of Collingwood.  

Dated this 27th day of January, 2020