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Go purple for epilepsy awareness

Purple Day is on March 26 and is Epilepsy Queensland’s major fundraising and awareness campaign.

Every March we celebrate Purple Month, our major fundraising and awareness campaign of the year. Purple Day is an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy worldwide. It’s an opportunity to show those living with epilepsy that they are not alone and to encourage open communication and spark conversation.

We continue to use this opportunity to build awareness across all community sectors in Queensland and beyond and raise funds so we can continue to support people living with epilepsy and provide our vital services. The campaign is supported by large and small corporations,  businesses, pharmacies, hospitals, schools, clubs, families and friends in an effort to unite the community towards this very important cause.

Purple Day was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started the campaign in an effort to tell everyone about epilepsy. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy – lavender.

Since then, thousands of individuals, schools and workplaces have joined the campaign, wearing purple and hosting events and promotions throughout the month of March.