Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Schizophrenia Awareness Day - May 24th


The Schizophrenia Societies across Canada have come together in a collaborative venture to raise awareness of schizophrenia and psychosis.
Every year on the 24th of May we want to paint the country purple!  We ask that you wear purple to show unity in bringing awareness to schizophrenia, and to show support  for those affected by the illness.
Joining in the show of support in 2011 was one of Toronto’s most important monuments!  On the evening of May 24th, theCN Tower was lit purple in support of the 1 in 100 people in Canada who are living with schizophrenia.
 

EVENTS IN AND AROUND BRITISH COLUMBIA:

1. BC Place in downtown Vancouver will light the exterior of their building in purple on May 24 to support Schizophrenia Awareness Day.
2. Canada Place will be recognizing Schizophrenia Awareness Day by running a scrolling ticker message on their outdoor HD Screen on the front of the facility from May 15th to May 24th.
3.  Teams of volunteers will be handing out purple tote bags to morning commuters at various skytrain stations with literature and swag. Stay tuned to our Facebook and twitter to find out the locations.
4.  To donate to the BC Schizophrenia Society, click here.

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