Miami, Nov. 1, 2018 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower in purple at sunset on Friday, Nov. 9 in observance of Epilepsy Awareness Month and to support Epilepsy Florida’s efforts to positively impact the lives of people living with epilepsy.
There are currently more than 400,000 individuals who suffer from epilepsy across Florida with more than 89,000 of those sufferers being children. In Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, alone, there are 111,000 people living with epilepsy. Education and awareness can better prepare and empower those impacted by the disorder, as well as increase epilepsy understanding within our communities and eliminate stigma.
Epilepsy Florida is dedicated to supporting those impacted by epilepsy in local communities by confronting the spectrum of challenges created by seizures. It is a partner of the Epilepsy Alliance America, and provides numerous services to individuals and families, including advocacy and counseling, education and prevention, direct medical and neuropsychological services, as well as other programs regardless of financial situation or socioeconomic status.
WHAT: MDC to Illuminate Freedom Tower for Epilepsy Awareness Month
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 9 at sunset
WHERE: MDC’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd.