At the request of The Epilepsy Network (TEN), the City of Dayton will light the Stewart Street Bridge in purple on November 1st to kick off the beginning of Epilepsy Awareness Month!
In correlation with November being Epilepsy Awareness Month, TEN has created an event called Shine Your Light for Epilepsy Awareness, where people are encouraged to illuminate their businesses and homes with purple lights to show support and create awareness for epilepsy.
“I always say “Don’t let epilepsy defeat you, let it inspire you!”. By Dayton and the Stewart St Bridge going purple, not only are we striving to create awareness and show support, but hoping to inspire others to do the same.” – Tiffany Kairos (TEN Founder)
“This will be the first time this has ever been done in Dayton, so it’s very exciting… and will definitely mean a lot to many people!” – Chris Kairos (TEN Co-Founder)
Epilepsy is a neurological condition also known as a seizure disorder. Seizures happen when clusters of nerve cells in the brain signal abnormally, which may briefly alter a person’s consciousness, movements or actions.
Seizures in epilepsy may be a result of a brain injury or a family history, but most of the time the cause is unknown. Worldwide, epilepsy affects 65 million men, women and children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, epilepsy affects 2.2 million Americans. Currently, epilepsy has no known cure, but can sometimes be managed through Epilepsy medications (AED’s) and other various treatments.
The Epilepsy Network (TEN) is an organization newly based in Dayton, backed by a community of nearly 10,000 amazing supporters.
“It is our mission to provide better epilepsy awareness and education to all corners of the world!… To continually seek out a cure and rise above the hardships faced along the journey with epilepsy, by efforts consisting of advocacy and education.” – The Epilepsy Network (TEN)