Not for profit Partner
The Banner Lady is proud to announce our Not For Profit Partner for 2013; Epilepsy Victoria.
With so many worthy causes to choose from, supporting Epilepsy Victoria was a surprisingly easy choice!
Not only is Epilepsy Victoria’s Purple colour conveniently close to our own, but the cause itself is particularly close to The Banner Lady’s heart. Many would not know that Lyn, The Banner Lady herself, has been living with epilepsy for the past 25 years.
Lyn’s article says it all “When one Door Closes…”
We are looking forward to supporting Epilepsy at their various events throughout the year and hope to help raise much needed awareness for those living with Epilepsy in the process.
Please keep an eye out for the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria’s ‘Purple Day’ which is coming up on March 26th.
For more information visit: epinet.org.au and read http://www.epinet.org.au/articles/people_with_epilepsy/lyn_gill_-_when_one_door_closes_…
About Epilepsy Victoria:
The Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria provides support for people living with epilepsy and their families to help them live better lives. Their services include information, advice and support, epilepsy counselling and practical assistance, as well as education and training, research and advocacy on behalf of people with epilepsy.
They work to raise awareness of epilepsy in organisations and the broader community to reduce the stigma and create a more welcoming and inclusive society.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria was formed by a group of concerned parents in May 1964 to provide support and information to all Victorians affected by epilepsy. Initially called the Victorian Bureau for Epilepsy, one of the first priorities was accommodation following the closure in 1963 of what was known as the Talbot Colony for Epileptics. The organisation’s name changed to the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria in 1978 and the next few years saw its continued rapid development including the appointment of a consultant medical officer and the establishment of a medical advisory panel.
Today, the Foundation continues to work towards the aims of enhancing the quality of life for people living with epilepsy, and improving community awareness and understanding. They aim to provide relevant, supportive and practical services that make a difference to the lives of people living with epilepsy, in a timely way along each individual’s journey with epilepsy.
People may seek their services for a wide variety of reasons, and their needs will vary depending on many factors: age and stage of life, individual needs (for example, needs regarding schooling, employment, driving or pregnancy), the unique problems or issues a person may be facing arising from the type of epilepsy they may have (for example, if they are considering undergoing surgery), and their personal goals and aspirations for the future.