Dallas Skyline will Shine Purple for National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Stratus™ and several downtown buildings exhibit their collective support for the fight against epilepsy.
IRVING, TX, November 4, 2020 – Stratus, the leader in home video electroencephalogram (EEG) testing, is partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation Texas and buildings in downtown Dallas to increase epilepsy awareness in honor of National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This Friday, November 6th, Bank of America Plaza and surrounding buildings will light up purple, the color that represents epilepsy awareness.
According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, race, social class, national or geographic boundaries. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder. The seizures are caused by disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain and most of the time, the cause is unknown and there is no known cure for the disorder.
Irving based Stratus initiated the support of the downtown Dallas businesses to expand awareness about epilepsy and the fight to end it. “We are committed to helping those living with these disorders,” says Charlie Alvarez, CEO of Stratus. “Our commitment includes bringing high-quality, in-home video EEG testing to people across the U.S. living in both metropolitan and rural areas. Stratus’ company values also include supporting the overall health and well-being of our customers. We are thankful for the support of the downtown businesses.”
“We are so excited to see the Dallas buildings light up purple for National Epilepsy Awareness Month and are grateful for their support. An estimated 3.4 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with epilepsy and each year 150,000 more people are diagnosed. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives,” says Shannon Luck, Development Coordinator at the Epilepsy Foundation Texas. “We hope to continue this tradition of lighting up Dallas for National Epilepsy Awareness Month and look forward to getting more buildings involved in the lighting.”
For more information about National Epilepsy Awareness Month please visit epilepsy.com/NEAM.
For more information on how Stratus is helping people with seizures and seizure-like disorders please visit stratusneuro.com.
Stratus is the nation’s leading provider of ambulatory in-home video EEG and has served more than 60,000 patients across the U.S. The company offers technology, services, and proprietary software solutions to help neurologists accurately and quickly diagnose their patients with epilepsy and other seizure-like disorders. Stratus also provides mobile cardiac telemetry to support the diagnostic testing needs of the neurology community. Additionally, the company’s R&D division holds the world’s largest database of de-identified EEG recordings and is applying machine learning to improve the overall quality and efficiency of EEG testing. To learn more, visit www.stratusneuro.com.
About the Epilepsy Foundation
With a network of nearly 50 partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding $68.7 million for epilepsy research and supporting 3,091 epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. Over the past 18 years, in partnership with the CDC, the Epilepsy Foundation has helped to improve access to care for people with epilepsy, expanded its digital reach and online resources in homes across the country, and trained more than 500,000 school and community personnel in how to recognize seizures and administer seizure first aid. The Foundation has also assisted more than 123,470 people through its 24/7 Helpline in the past five years, and continues to focus on innovation, new therapies, community services, advocacy and education as key priorities. To learn more visit epilepsy.com or call 1.800.332.1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.