Happy Purple Day, Everyone! Today is a day we come together and wear purple to celebrate & promote Epilepsy Awareness and Research!
Where is Purple Day celebrated?
Internationally! Dozens of countries on every single continent wear purple in an effort to increase awareness about Epilepsy worldwide.
When was Purple Day started?
Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada launched Purple Day in 2008! Since then, she and others with Epilepsy have encouraged supporters worldwide to support Epilepsy research. Cassidy’s goal was to increase communication regarding Epilepsy, in an effort to dispel myths surrounding the disorder and prove to those suffering from seizures that they are not alone.
Can I participate?
Of course! Whether or not you have Epilepsy, please wear purple on March 26 each year to help us promote Epilepsy Awareness. Share photos on social media of yourself and others wearing purple, and use hashtags such as #epilepsyawareness #purpleday #purplepride and #epilepsy .
The day is young and there’s still time to show your support! So go grab anything purple and start snapping some photos! Thank you for your continued support! Have a fantastic Purple Day and don’t forget to Seize The Day!