Did you know, Thursday 26th March 2015 is Purple Day!
Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy worldwide and was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day ‘Purple Day’ after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.
Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious brain condition. 800,000 people in Australia will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some stage in their lifetime, 50% of those diagnosed are children or adolescents.
Not only can you play a pivotal role in bringing epilepsy out of the shadows, but you can help raise funds for Australian families whose lives have been impacted by this unpredictable and distressing condition.
How? It’s simple – GO PURPLE anytime throughout the month of March by holding a fundraising event or ordering some of our Purple Day merchandise boxes to sell in within your community, each box contains: pens, wristbands, keyrings and label pins.
For more details and a full information pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Epilepsy Action Australia is Australia’s national provider of education and support services for people with epilepsy, their families and community, and professionals. Being driven by a vision of optimal living for people with epilepsy, Epilepsy Action Australia is embracing Purple Day to encourage Australians to raise much needed epilepsy awareness through Purple Day fundraising activities.
Unable to fundraise? You can still support the cause. Simply click here to make a donation today.
Remember everyone can make a difference, we hope you’ll help in spreading the word!
Happy Purple Day!
(Source: Epilepsy Action Australia)