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Royal Inland Hospital to illuminate purple for epilepsy awareness on Sunday

You just might notice the Royal Inland Hospital illuminating purple on Sunday.

In support of International Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness on March 26, buildings and landmarks across BC will be lit up to show community support.

Founded in 2008 by then-nine-year-old Cassidy Megan, the purpose of International Purple Day is to show people living with epilepsy that they are not alone.

Every year, people around the world wear purple and participate in events and activities dedicated to raising awareness for epilepsy.

Participating buildings and landmarks throughout BC include:

  • Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops
  • Kelowna Visitor Centre
  • Victoria City Hall
  • BC Parliament Building in Victoria
  • Belfry Theatre in Victoria
  • Nanaimo Bastion
  • Mr. PG Statue in Prince George

Photos taken of participating buildings and landmarks can be sent to [email protected].

Epilepsy affects approximately 1% of the population, which means there are over 50,000 people living with epilepsy in BC.

More information about epilepsy can be found at bcepilepsy.com.



Send your comments, news tips, typos, letter to the editor, photos and videos to [email protected].




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