Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness – A day to wear the color purple and help raise awareness of epilepsy.

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Purple Day for Epilepsy awareness logo #PurpleDay

The day came about from Cassidy Megan in 2008. Megan is a Nova Scotia, Canada resident who struggled with epilepsy. She wanted people to get started talking about it. Not only those with epilepsy, but also those that don’t. The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia decided to help promote her idea of a day for epilepsy, therefore, Purple Day was born. Just one year later, 2009, the Anita Kaufmann Foundation join and helped launch Purple Day internationally.

This day is held annually on March 26.

I wanted people around the world to come together and teach others about epilepsy.


Cassidy Megan, Founder of Purple Day

Facts About Epilepsy

  • 50 million people living with epilepsy from all around the world
  • Over 2.2 million Americans and 300,000 Canadians have epilepsy
  • It is estimated that 1% of the world’s population struggles with epilepsy
  • Epilepsy is NOT contagious. Epilepsy is NOT a disease. Epilepsy is NOT a psychological disorder.
  • Currently there not a Cure for Epilepsy.

More info at purpleday.org

Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day - This day is to raise awareness of domestic, spousal and dating violence (Purple Thursday). #PurpleThurday Wearing Purple Ribbon Face Mask from SteveZMaskZ
Steve is wearing purple shirt and a Purple Ribbon Face Mask from Steve Sews.

There is also another Purple Day for Domestic Violence Awareness which is the Thursday of the third full week of October.

First published March 26, 2018. Last updated or republished March 1, 2024.

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