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March 26 proclaimed as Purple Day in West Hants

West Hants councillors and staff were sporting purple ribbons March 12 to show support of the upcoming March 26 Purple Day, a global initiative to raise awareness of epilepsy. Pictured here are, from left, back row: Saira Shah, planner; CAO Martin Laycock; Coun. Debbie Francis; Deputy Warden Paul Morton; Coun. Kathy Monroe; Coun. David Keith; Madelyn LeMay, direction of planning; Coun. Randy Hussey; Brad Carrigan, direction of public works; front row: Rhonda Brown, municipal clerk; Chrystal Remme, communications co-ordinator; Warden Abraham Zebian; Carlee Rochon, director of finance; Coun. Jennifer Daniels; Coun. Robbie Zwicker; and Coun. Rupert Jannasch.
West Hants councillors and staff were sporting purple ribbons March 12 to show support of the upcoming March 26 Purple Day, a global initiative to raise awareness of epilepsy. Pictured here are, from left, back row: Saira Shah, planner; CAO Martin Laycock; Coun. Debbie Francis; Deputy Warden Paul Morton; Coun. Kathy Monroe; Coun. David Keith; Madelyn LeMay, direction of planning; Coun. Randy Hussey; Brad Carrigan, direction of public works; front row: Rhonda Brown, municipal clerk; Chrystal Remme, communications co-ordinator; Warden Abraham Zebian; Carlee Rochon, director of finance; Coun. Jennifer Daniels; Coun. Robbie Zwicker; and Coun. Rupert Jannasch. - Carole Morris-Underhill
WENTWORTH CREEK, N.S. —

In an effort to draw attention to Purple Day, West Hants’ warden recently handed out purple ribbons with the word epilepsy embossed on them.

At the March 12 council meeting, Warden Abraham Zebian proceeded to make a proclamation announcing March 26 to be Purple Day in the municipality.

Purple Day is a global effort to raise awareness of epilepsy, one of the most common chronic neurological disorders of the central nervous system.

It’s estimated to affect more than 50 million people worldwide — about 300,000 Canadians.

Purple Day was founded in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old girl from Nova Scotia, who wanted people with epilepsy to know they’re not alone

Purple Day will be celebrated on March 26 worldwide to increase understanding, reduce stigma and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy.

To learn more, visit: http://www.purpleday.org

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