Purple wave of flowers raises funds, epilepsy awareness in March

HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre Society, Country Grocer team up for annual campaign

Purple pedals pave the way to awareness about epilepsy for the entire month of March.

HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre Society alongside Country Grocer offer the annual Purple Month campaign. For the entire month of March, Country Grocer will sell Purple Bouquets for Epilepsy Awareness, as well as boxes of Waterbridge – Occasions | English Chocolate and Toffee Assortment.

Each sale adds $2 to support Vancouver Islanders living with epilepsy.

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Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that can affect anyone at any time, it does not discriminate. There are nearly 800,000 people living on Vancouver Island and it is estimated that 1 out of every 100 people is afflicted with seizures.

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HeadWay Victoria supports those living with epilepsy and also provides services to their caregivers, families and friends. HeadWay offers services of support, care and knowledge, and also provides education services to help Islanders learn more about epilepsy and how to keep someone who is having a seizure safe.

All seven Island Country Grocer’s will stock the campaign items.



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