This award celebrates outstanding volunteers who have made a significant impact on raising awareness of epilepsy across the Maritimes.  The Cassidy Megan Award is presented annually at the Purple Day Gala in March.  Nominations are accepted from individuals, organizations, and self-nominations. Application forms are available for download or by request from the EAM office


Nominations will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Led efforts to promote epilepsy awareness in their school, workplace, or community.  Please provide two examples (i.e. education requests, promoting epilepsy awareness events such as the Purple Hike for Epilepsy) and must have given at least 30 hours promoting epilepsy awareness over a year.
  • Actively involved in promoting Purple Day in their school, workplace, and or community.  Please give at least one example of an event or action, with a photo and a description of the outcomes (where, when, and how many attended).
  • Explain why epilepsy awareness is important to the nominee
  • BONUS: Attended epilepsy awareness and fundraising initiatives put in place by the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes.  Please include details and any photos.
Application deadline: Please submit applications to the EAM Office by Friday, February 2, 2024.
Pictured (L-R): 2023 Award Winner Susan Rahey , Cassidy Megan, and Interim Executive Director Scott Ferguson