The countdown is on to Purple Day 2017!
Mark Sunday 26th March in your calendar but get set to celebrate all throughout the month of March!
Click on one of the options below to find out more about getting involved:
What is Purple Day?
Purple Day (26th March) is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the condition and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.
Any questions? Contact Fiona on 1300 37 45 37 or firstname.lastname@example.org– we’d love to hear from you!
Check out what happened for Purple Day in 2016!
Our amazing supporters helped to raise almost $160,000, which is HUGE!!!
We were so excited to see our community all around Australia going purple, raising funds and starting conversations about epilepsy.
We also held our inaugural Art for Epilepsy Auction at this time which featured artists from around the country who very generously donated their work; each piece of art contained the colour purple (the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy). The auction alone raised over $20,000!
Whether you hosted a fundraising event, made a donation, bought merchandise or wore purple – we thank you! And we hope to have you involved again in 2017!