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 pr@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 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 disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised color for epilepsy, lavender.

Epilepsy Australia is the official Australian partner of Purple Day and has joined up with other epilepsy organisations from across the world including Canada, USA, UK and South Africa to make Purple Day a global event.

Epilepsy Queensland is the Queensland member of Epilepsy Australia and is proud to have the official role of fundraising and promoting Purple Day throughout Queensland.

During the national epilepsy awareness campaign commencing 1 March through to Purple Day on 26 March, we ask you to help unmask epilepsy by spreading the word about Purple Day.  Your involvement could be as simple as wearing purple, giving a donation, buying/selling official Purple Day merchandise, making your own masks and/or by hosting a Purple Day fundraising event or masquerade party.  For more helpful ideas and suggestions, please visit our website. 

For more information about Purple Day worldwide, please visit www.purpleday.org

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