March is Epilepsy Awareness Month and we, along with our colleagues across Canada, are launching the #1in 100 and #Iam1in100 campaign as an opportunity to expand the representation of what it means to live with epilepsy.
Print out, write on, and upload them to social media with the hashtags #Iam1in100 (for people with epilepsy) and #1in100 (for the people who love them).
People can write about how they’re feeling or how they’re handling having epilepsy. They can also write about their hobbies, interests, skills, and life beyond epilepsy. There is also a poster available with some samples of what people could write.
We want this campaign will highlight the range of experiences of living with epilepsy and that people with epilepsy are more than just their epilepsy – so get creative and let’s show the world that living with epilepsy, does not mean being defined by it.
How it works:
• Click on the Speech Bubble Sign image here that is appropriate to you
• Download it, print it off and fill it in
• Post a photo of you with your sign on social media with the hashtag #Iam1in100 (for participants with epilepsy) or #1in100, and tag @EpilepsyToronto and @ceaofficialnews, and invite others to do the same
• Click on the options below to also download and print off a Poster that you can post and share in your community
Don’t have access to a printer? No worries – the .pdf files are fillable so you can add your messge to them and display them on a tablet or iPad. Or you can create your own version of the “I have epilepsy and…” or “Someone I care about has epilepsy and…” sign on regular paper and tag it just the same. Go ahead – get creative!