Get your purple on

March 26 is Purple Day to raise awareness of epilepsy

In support of Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

In support of Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness, March 26, Quesnel Bakery is baking up a storm of purple cookies! 50 per cent of the net proceeds are being donated to help fund a third bed in the Seizure Investigation Unit (SIU) at VGH Epilepsy Centre. The unit is the only one in B.C. and currently can accommodate two patients at a time. The primary reason for the SIU is to determine whether a patient is a candidate for brain surgery to alleviate seizures. For 70 per cent of epilepsy patients the cause is unknown, making the SIU a vital tool in the battle of this disease. When the local support group epilepsyQuesnel approached Quesnel Bakery owner Gerd Teetzen, he was quick to pledge his support for such a worthy cause. “Epilepsy holds such a stigma for the general public, many, even in Quesnel, hide their disease and suffer in silence,” Teetzen said. Throughout the month people can purchase purple cookies at the bakery, order purple cookies for their meeting or special event or purchase for their employees and customers. The purple sugar cookies, with purple sprinkles, are all cut by hand, made from scratch with fresh wholesome ingredients and sell for $6 for six. For information on epilepsy, seizures or Purple Day, contact epilepsy.quesnel@ymail.com. Teetzen and bakery manager Annie Seppa show off cookies available for supporting Purple Day at Quesnel Bakery.

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