March 26th is Purple Day, a day to raise awareness for Epilepsy and to raise funds for much needed research and to help those living with epilepsy.
Purple Day is a global initiative where people from around the world wear purple to signify their support for people with epilepsy. Why purple? Well, from the purple day website:
Founded in 2008 by then nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. Cassidy named the day ‘Purple Day’ after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy – lavender.
It’s also a conversation starter and a great way to raise awareness about epilepsy and get people talking about it. This is the best way to educate each other about the condition, for everyone to learn more and importantly for people to be aware of the first aid procedures for epilepsy seizures.
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