Purple Day 26th March 2015

Turn your world purple for Purple Day on Thursday 26th March 2015. Purple Day is the international day for epilepsy awareness. You could paint yourself purple, hold a tea party or get everyone at work to dress in something purple for the day.

Cassidy Megan who is aged 15 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, Canada 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.

Purple Day is supported by the UK charity Epilepsy Action.

For further details visit www.epilepsy.org.uk/purple or www.purple.day.org.