Epilepsy Awareness Week – show your support and shake off the Covid blues

International Epilepsy Day will be celebrated on 8 February 2021 followed by National Epilepsy Week running until Valentine’s Day, offering an opportunity to shake off your Covid blues!

Bring the Flame into your World

Epilepsy South Africa will launch a new Facebook effect on 8 February featuring our mascot Flame.  Follow the Epilepsy SA Facebook page to find out how Flame can join your world and show your support for persons with epilepsy – free of charge!

It’s time to bring Flame into your world! Let Flame join you on an adventure, a journey, an outing or even just out on a stroll.

Here’s how it works

  1. Make sure you have the latest Facebook or Instagram app on your mobile device.
  2. Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/fbcamerae…/tryit/447088659815210/
  3. Tap to place Flame in your world. You can pinch to zoom or even select Flame’s look by picking one of the numbers 1-3.
  4. The a picture, share it on your timeline or save it to your device and share it with a friend, and remember to use the hashtag #FlameofHope
  5. Most importantly, have fun, be safe and keep spreading a message of hope around the world.

Highlights of Epilepsy Week

Here are some of the upcoming highlights of Epilepsy Week with more information available from the nearest Branch of Epilepsy SA.  Simply call the toll free number – 0860EPILEPSY.

  • Join a fun walk/run in Parys on Saturday, 6 February to contribute your steps to the Campaign while children can enter our colouring competition.
  • Find our information teams at the SANPARK hiking trails around Knysna to participatie in the 50 Million Steps Campaign and learn more about epilepsy.
  • Support the #2MillionSteps campaign in Mpumalanga and Limpopo by contributing R10 for every 100 steps you take or challenge a friend.
  • Meet the team from Epilepsy SA Limpopo for a fun day at the Elandsdoorn Centre on Monday, 8 February or Moutse Mall on Tuesday, 9 February or join our sports challenge for the community at the Elandsdoorn Centre on Friday, 12 February.
  • Join Epilepsy SA Western Cape and the Rape Crisis Trust on Wednesday, 10 February for information about sexual and reproductive health and the development of advocacy, as well as a candle lighting ceremony.

Get involved!  Call the Epilepsy SA toll-free number (0860EPILEPSY), visit the Facebook page or email info@epilepsy.org.za.

Epilepsy South Africa is the only national organisation supporting persons with and affected by epilepsy to “turn obstacles into true potential”.



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