Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness
This day is held annually on March 26. 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.
“I wanted people around the world to come together and teach others about epilepsy.”
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 No Cure for Epilepsy.
More info at purpleday.org
There is also another Purple Day for Domestic Violence Awareness in Thursday of the third full week of October.
My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. I listen to nothing but Christian Music. I work as a graphic designer.