Purple day for epilepsy awareness

REDLAND mothers of children with epilepsy will hold a Purple Day High Tea at Cleveland Country Women's Association Hall, Waterloo Street, Cleveland, to raise funds for Epilepsy Queensland and increase awareness of the disorder.

Anyone can attend the high tea and enjoy a purple afternoon with stalls, prizes and gourmet home-made treats from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, March 23.

All the mums hope guests will wear purple to show their support for Purple Day, which is an international event.

Organiser Rebecca Eckersley said living with unmanaged epilepsy could be extremely difficult.

There were many different seizure types and everyone's epilepsy was different, she said.

Some children would grow out of their condition as their brains matured, but others could require medication, dietary therapies or surgery options.

The journey to find the right treatment would be difficult and could never be achieved, she said.

More than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, which can affect anybody at any time of their lives.

Tickets are $25 in advance and available from Rebecca Eckersley on 3286 9153 or email reckersley5@optusnet.com.au

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