Purple Day is a worldwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy. On 26 March each year, people are encouraged to wear purple to show their support of those living with epilepsy.
Purple Day was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day 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 Purple Day events and promotions throughout the month of March.
Epilepsy Queensland is proud to have introduced Purple Day to Australia in 2009 and has the official role of fundraising, selling merchandise and promoting Purple Day throughout Queensland.
How YOU can get involved! (click on icons below for more information)
Please register your interest here.
Click here to watch our Purple Day TV Ad featuring the founder Cassidy.
Thank you to our Purple Day supporters: