Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On 26 March, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy.

Thank you for helping to raise funds and awareness of Purple Day for Epilepsy and supporting Epilepsy Queensland. We have partnered with Everyday Hero to provide an easy to build online fundraising webpage for each participant. In just minutes you can build your own page and approach your supporters for a tax deductible donation by emailing the unique link of your webpage. Each donation is recorded on your page along with any message of support from your donors.

To register your interest and/or find out more about Purple Day promotional materials/merchandise and how you can help unmask epilepsy, please visit www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au, call 07 3435 5000 or email purple@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.

Thank you for your valued support!

Epilepsy Queensland Inc

For nearly 50 years, Epilepsy Queensland has been assisting Queensland families touched by epilepsy. Services include education, counselling, information services, children’s and family support programs, specialised training programs, support groups and advocacy.

Epilepsy directly affects around 2% (1 in 50) of the population and still remains one of the most misunderstood conditions in today’s society. Approximately 100,000 Queensland children and adults have epilepsy which is more than muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, and several others combined. Anyone can be diagnosed at any age and Epilepsy Queensland helps to replace the fear and uncertainty with knowledge and empowerment.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is doubtful there is any other medical condition so universally neglected due to a combination of social stigma, low profile and lack of resources. WHO recognises epilepsy as one of the world’s most common serious brain disorder.

Please help us to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and optimise life for people living with epilepsy.

www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au - Phone - 07 3435 5000

Purple Day is a worldwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy. On 26 March each year, people are encouraged to wear purple to show their support of those living with epilepsy.

Purple Day was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to tell everyone about epilepsy. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy – lavender.

Since then, thousands of individuals, schools and workplaces have joined the campaign, wearing purple and hosting Purple Day events and promotions throughout the month of March.

Epilepsy Queensland is proud to have introduced Purple Day to Australia in 2009 and has the official role of fundraising, selling merchandise and promoting Purple Day throughout Queensland.

For more information about Purple Day, please visit www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au/purple-day

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