Events & News

Events & News

All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

Purple Pumpkin Project

Purple Pumpkin Project

Purple Pumpkin Project

October 31, 2023

Connecticut native was brainstorming one autumn day on how to raise epilepsy awareness. He came up with the awesome idea of painting his pumpkin purple and asking people as they walked by: Ask me why my pumpkin is purple. That opened the conversation and allowed for sharing information on epilepsy and seizures. The project is now national and has been going strong for over ten years!

All month long, you have the opportunity to paint your pumpkin purple and maybe add a little sign next to it that says "Ask me why my pumpkin is purple?" 



Events that were highlighted in the past

November: Epilepsy Awareness month
Epilepsy Book Club
Purple Day
International Epilepsy Day
Seizure Action Plan Awareness Week (second Monday in February): What is a Seizure Action Plan?
Epilepsy Book Club
American Epilepsy Society Meeting
November: Epilepsy Awareness month
Epilepsy Expo and Awareness Day at Disneyland Resort
Walk for the one 2023
Epilepsy Book Club
Webinar hosted by Epilepsy Services of New Jersey
Epilepsy Book Club
Virtual conference for patients, loved ones and their clinicians
Purple Day
The Epilepsy Services of New Jersey (ESNJ) are hosting the Paint the Pony Purple ESNJ
A program for memory remediation
Wellness in Epilepsy Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center Patients
International Epilepsy Day
AES Annual Meeting