Purple Day

What is Purple Day?

Purple Day (Thursday 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.
purple day march
read cassidy megan story

Purple Day Gallery

Why get in involved?

Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide or approximately 1 in 100 people.
That’s more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined!

What can you do to support Purple Day?

We can show our support by hosting a Purple Day fundraising event at school, with friends or at work, buying merchandise or making a donation to raise epilepsy awareness
Wear something purple on March 26th & encourage others to do the same
Host a Purple Day party or fundraising event at your home, school or workplace
Paint yourself  or colour your hair for the day
Hold a purple themed sponsored event
Have a purple coffee morning or picnic
Hold a purple cake (or other purple things) sale

Anything you can think of to raise funds & Epilepsy Awareness! Let us Know!!

Have your own Wear Purple Campaign moments to share?

Fill in the form below and upload your photos!

    Would you like to hold your
    own Purple Day event?

    Let us know what you’re planning (any epilepsy awareness events), so we can feature you here on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    Otherwise you can still help us to support people affected by epilepsy and their families by making a donation to The Voice For Epilepsy or by making a regular donation to us from your bank – SEE OUR DETAILS BELOW.