Wear Purple For Epilepsy Awareness

This Sunday, 26 March 2017, marks the ninth International Purple Day.

Originally initiated in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young epilepsy sufferer, in conjunction with the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia in Canada, and launched internationally with the aid of the Anita Kaufmann Foundation in New York the following year, Purple Day encourages people to wear purple on 26 March each year in order to raise awareness for epilepsy. The aim of epilepsy awareness is to get people talking about and to educate the general public about the condition - and hopefully eliminate some myths along the way!

For many years, epilepsy sufferers have been the victims of stigma, fear and even discrimination. We want the world to know that this misunderstood condition need not interfere with an epilepsy sufferer's ability to lead a full, quality life.

Let's all make a pledge to wear purple and start a conversation about epilepsy this Sunday, 26 March 2017.

To learn more about epilepsy awareness and Purple Day, please visit the following websites:

Purple Day

About Epilepsy - Purple Day

Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Action Australia

Purple Day - Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy Action UK

Epilepsy Research UK

Young Epilepsy UK

Anita Kaufmann Foundation

Purple Day, Every Day

[Purple Day: March 26]

Update #16 months ago
Today is the day! What about you planning to wear to celebrate Purple Day?

Please, if you haven't done so already, share this petition with as many people as you can - we need to spread the word about epilepsy awareness. We need people to know the truth about epilepsy. Let's start a conversation.

Happy Purple Day!
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