Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
In 2008, a grade 4 student named Cassidy Megan from Nova Scotia extended a challenge to people around the world to show support for those living with this life-altering, neurological disorder. Today, Purple Day is internationally recognized with people in dozens of countries on all continents - including Antarctica - participating.
Did you know:
- 50 Million people have epilepsy world-wide
- It is estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy
- In 50% of cases, the cause is unknown
To learn more, please go to http://www.purpleday.org/