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What is Purple day?

The 26th March is Purple day, a time to get people talking about epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and raise vital funds.

On this day, tens of thousands of people across the globe come together to start conversations around epilepsy, raise awareness of the condition and fundraise to make a difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy.

​Purple day was created in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a young girl from Canada, who has epilepsy and wanted to get people talking about the condition. Cassidy decided to use the colour purple because lavender is recognised as the international flower of epilepsy. Cassidy not only wanted to raise awareness but also assure people with epilepsy that they are not alone.

Over the past 9 years Purple day has grown to be a global event and we are proud to be an an official Purple Day partner and raise awareness of the impact epilepsy can have on people's lives. There are so many ways you can help us start a conversation, and make difference this Purple day.