Purple Day

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Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness, dispelling myths, and increasing support to those affected. Founded in 2008 by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, the Purple Day concept was born out of Cassidy’s own struggles with epilepsy, her motivation to get people talking about the condition, and her desire to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. Cassidy named the day ‘Purple Day’ after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.

Since that time, Purple Day has grown into a much loved and supported national awareness day with thousands of people across Australia rallying their private, academic and corporate communities to raise much needed awareness and funds for those affected by epilepsy.


This Purple Day we also celebrate the collective achievements of our organisation, our people and our community over the past 70 years. But we do this with a firm eye on the future, with ambitious aspirations that surpass any plans made before. Bigger, bolder plans to build a brighter future for all Australians and their families living with epilepsy. To facilitate research, to support and to educate in ways that will make a profound difference and to build sustained hope for those Australians impacted. We aim to raise $700,000 over the course of 2022 to realize our goals and achieve the previously unattainable.  

This Purple Day, we ask our supporters to stand together with us and help us achieve our goals. Whether it be through joining a community fundraiser, hosting your own event, purchasing merchandise, or encouraging your school or community organisation to get involved, every little bit counts.

Here are some ideas on how you can get involved:



If you have any questions or need advice on the suitability of an activity, online fundraiser or event, please contact us on 1300 37 45 37, [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. We truly are stronger together!


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