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.
How can your school get involved?
We encourage schools to allow students to ‘Go Purple’ on a chosen day throughout the month of March to raise awareness of epilepsy within the school community, and raise funds to support the thousands of Australians around the country affected by the condition.
You could hold a:
- Mufti day (wear purple) for a gold coin donation
- Bake sale
- Sports day
- Presentation on epilepsy
- Or anything you can think of to encourage students and staff to start talking about epilepsy, and get involved in helping those in need, whilst having a great time!
Need more inspiration? View our A-Z of fundraising ideas!
We also have online resources available for schools and teachers to help you understand epilepsy and how best to care for students living with epilepsy.
Completed your event?
Find out how to deposit your funds