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 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.
Purple Day has grown into a well known and supported national awareness day with thousands of people across Australia gathering within their community, education and corporate sectors to raise much needed awareness and funds for those affected by epilepsy.
How you can get involved:
You can hold a Purple Day event any time of the year!
Click on one of the options below to find out more about getting involved in various Purple Day activities:
If you have any questions or need advice on the suitability of an activity, online fundraiser or event, please contact us on
1300 374 537 (1300 EPILEPSY), [email protected] or by filling in the form below.
We appreciate the time, energy and resources that are generously donated by our many fundraising champions each year.