Care-Alive - The Caroline Cunningham Foundation for Epilepsy - is dedicated to caring for those living with epilepsy, increasing awareness and finding a cure.Read More
Care-Alive is dedicated to caring for those living with epilepsy. Among our causes are seizure-response dogs and children’s programs.Find out more
Epilepsy is the 2nd most common neurological condition, affecting one in one hundred people worldwide. Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain…Learn more
Caroline Cunningham died in 2007 as a result of a SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy.) This Foundation is dedicated to her by her family and her legions of friends in hopes that others may live.Learn more about Caroline
Care-Alive™ (The Caroline Cunningham Foundation for Epilepsy) was started by Caroline’s family and friends in 2009, after her death from SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) in 2007, at the age of 32.
Care-Alive is run entirely by volunteers in order to keep administrative and operating costs to a bare minimum; which means, that we are able to direct almost 100% of our fundraising proceeds to the causes we support. Among our primary causes are the sponsorship of Seizure-Response Dogs through the Lions Foundation of Canada and the Sunny Days Kids Camp.
Care-Alive is a registered charitable foundation and issues tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more. Our charitable registration number is 80940 6952 RR0001.
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Olympic Gold Medalist Rosie MacLennan opens TSX with Care-Alive on Purple Day
Care-Alive will be joined by Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Rosie MacLennan as we open Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on March 26th for Purple Day. Purple Day is the Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness. This will mark Care-Alive’s 3rd time opening TSX and we’re thrilled to have Rosie with us.
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing worldwide awareness of epilepsy. On March 26th, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
In 2008, nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia asked her school principal if she could organize a day where everyone wore shades of purple (lavender has long been the color associated with epilepsy campaigns) to get people talking about epilepsy and dispel some of the myths. Since then Canada has enacted a law in support of epilepsy awareness called the Purple Day Act and last year, people from all continents – including Antarctica – participated in Purple Day.
Thank you to CIBC Mellon for their $1,000 donation to Care-Alive through their Ambassador Program, which makes donations to charitable organizations for whom employees volunteer 40 or more hours. Care-Alive’s President – Valerie Cunningham Rother – is a recruiter at CIBC Mellon and they’ve made this donation in recognition of her contributions to the foundation!
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