WHAT IS SUDEP ACTION DAY? SUDEP Action Day is a special day which brings organisations and people together to raise…
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What is SUDEP Action Day?
SUDEP Action Day is a special day which brings organisations and people together to raise awareness of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) and epilepsy deaths worldwide.
It occurs annually on the third Wednesday in October, this year will be on Wednesday 20 October 2021.
Launched by SUDEP Action on 23 October 2014 (as SUDEP Awareness Day), it shines a light on the largest cause of death in people with epilepsy, helping empower people through increased awareness, research and taking action to reduce epilepsy and SUDEP risks.
Not everyone with epilepsy is aware of or told about SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy) and epilepsy risks, which can put them in danger of worsening seizures, injury or of dying prematurely.
People with epilepsy & their families WANT to be told about SUDEP and epilepsy risks. Many bereaved families were NOT told about SUDEP & wish that this vital information had been shared as it might have saved their loved one’s life.
It is #Time2Change this. So that every person with epilepsy, their families and health professional are not only aware of these risks (which can lead to death if ignored) but are able to take an active role in discussing, reviewing and reducing them.
Thank you to everyone participating in the Virtual Walk for Epilepsy around Australia. Locally we have raised over $30,00. You are all amazing!!
Thank you all for your continued generosity; it means the world! With your help, we can continue to provide support and resources for families impacted by epilepsy. Our goal is to find a cure for epilepsy, and funds raised by Walk For Epilepsy allow us to support research teams across Australia.
This year’s #WalkforEpilepsy will be bigger and better than ever, as we’ve partnered with epilepsy organisations across the nation to bring you Australia’s largest epilepsy event. That means that no matter where you are, you can join us as we Walk to raise funds and awareness for the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy.
It’s not too late to sign up (or donate)! Click here to register or head to: walkforepilepsy.org.au