Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead


Here is a post from a year ago that can tell us all about Purple Day, a great event coming up this month!


With so many “awareness day”s in our calendars I thought it may be a good idea to take a little time and provide the history and background for PURPLE DAY on March 26th. It is great to see what one person’s efforts can create on a global scale! We hope you take part in some of the many events offered for PURPLE DAY!
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!
Cassidy Megan created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy. Cassidy’s goal is to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia came on board in 2008 to help develop Cassidy’s idea which is now known as the Purple Day for epilepsy campaign.
In 2009, the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined forces to launch Purple Day internationally. As the global sponsors of Purple Day, both organizations are committed to partnering with individuals and organizations around the world to promote epilepsy awareness. Today there are thousands of people who participate in purple day events throughout the world, all to raise awareness of life with Epilepsy!
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