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Progression was proud to take part in the “Walk for Epilepsy Awareness” on the 26th of March held in Sandton. The walk commemorated and celebrated “International Purple Day”, an international epilepsy awareness day, dedicated to educating people about epilepsy.
A crowd of enthusiastic and passionate people made their way from Sandton City to Mercedes Benz, where they were met by refreshments, loads of sweets and fun entertainment.
A fun and exciting day was had by all, the Progression team included.
Supporting and bringing awareness to those who live with epilepsy and other disabilities is an important, and often overlooked, responsibility for all South African citizens and starts with education.
Epilepsy, which is also known as a seizure disorder, is a common condition that affects the brain and nervous system. It has been estimated that approximately one in every 100 South Africans will suffer from epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. Thus, having someone who suffers from epilepsy as one of your employees or colleagues is a realistic probability. This reinforces the importance of growing your knowledge regarding epilepsy and its impactin the workplace.
A Progression employee who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1999, sheds some light on the condition.