Founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy.

Why? Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide. That's more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined.

Why purple? Lavender is the international colour for epilepsy.

Getting involved is easy. Wear purple and encourage others to do the same. Host a Purple Day party or fundraising event at your home, school or business. And most importantly, get real facts about epilepsy by browsing this site and those of our partners.

visit www.purpleday.org for more information.

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Comment by John on March 25, 2009 at 7:17pm
You know, I saw somebody wearing an epilepsy awareness T-shirt when we were on vacation, which I thought was very cool. But I'd never heard of "Purple Day" until now. Good for Cassidy Morgan-stories like this make me think, with kids like her, that we're going to be OK after all...
Comment by Bell on March 24, 2009 at 7:28pm
I think its a great sight for insight of epilepsy. I worked for Bayada and many patients had this disorder along with some others. I didn't realize that the numbers were that significant. I support "Purple Day."

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