What is Purple Day?
Purple Day – the international day of epilepsy awareness – returns on Friday 26th March 2021, Young Epilepsy want to make it the biggest yet! Created in 2008 by a girl named Megan Cassidy in Canada, Purple Day aims to get people talking about epilepsy and dispel the myths around seizures.
People in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! Read More
Why the colour Purple?
Megan 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. Read More
Epilepsy affects one in 100 people in the UK, Epilepsy Action states. Approximately 87 people in the country are diagnosed with the condition every day.