As many of you know, November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, so today’s KetoConnect blog post is a special Epilepsy Awareness edition. Read below for an overview of Nutricia’s Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness and to view our new infographic to help spread awareness about epilepsy and the ketogenic diet.
Nutricia North America Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness:
Last Friday was “Purple Day” here at Nutricia North America. The KetoCal team committed to donate $5 for every Nutricia North America employee who wore purple to work for epilepsy awareness. It was a sea of purple in the office and our internal social media site was flooded with photos of employees across the US and Canada sporting purple. We were so impressed by everyone’s enthusiasm that we decided to double the funds raised.
Friday’s fundraiser will be used to sponsor a child to attend Camp Great Rock, a camp specifically for children and teens with epilepsy. Great Rock campers get a chance to experience the joys of summer camp in a safe environment, under the medical supervision of the Neurology team from Children’s National Medical Center, our local children’s hospital here in Washington D.C.
Epilepsy and Ketogenic Diet Awareness Infographic:
Also in recognition of National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we created this Infographic to help spread awareness about epilepsy and the ketogenic diet as an option for those with intractable seizures. Please feel free to share, pin, post, and spread the word!
How are you recognizing Epilepsy Awareness Month?