Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On 26 March each year, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy.

Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. 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.

Over 100,000 students worldwide have been wearing purple on 26 March! Hundreds of workplaces and organisations (including Epilepsy Queensland) have also joined the campaign, wearing purple to work and hosting Purple Day events and promotions.

Epilepsy Australia is the official Australian partner of Purple Day and has joined up with other epilepsy organisations from across the globe including Canada, USA, UK and South Africa to make Purple Day even bigger.

The Epilepsy Centre of SA & the NT Inc are proud to be the official partners for Purple Day and offer you a range of purple apparel exclusive to The Epilepsy Centre. Plus, a percentage from each sale is donated to The Epilepsy Centre - thanks to our apparel supplier - The Print Bar. So be proud & show your support by wearing purple and help Unmask Epilepsy!

Without the wonderful support of community minded Purple Day Hero’s like you, our Purple Day would not be the success we anticipate this year. A cure may be found tomorrow but someone needs your help today. Thank you for your support!

For further information about Purple Day promotional materials, how you can be involved and/or to register your interest.

Tel: 07 3435 5000
Email: enquiries@epilepsycentre.org.au

http://www.epilepsycentre.org.au/ (to register online)