NATIONAL EPILEPSY AWARENESS MONTH

WHAT IS PURPLE DAY?

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 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, to spread awareness and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone.

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HOST A PURPLE DAY EVENT

If you would like to host a purple day event please contact The Epilepsy Centre on 1300 850 081 or enquire below






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SOME OF THE FUN WAYS YOU CAN FUNDRAISE FOR US INCLUDE:

  • Host an event – from morning teas, free/purple dress days, sausage sizzles to movie/games nights, gala dinners, bowls/golf days, fashion parades and everything in between!
  • Organise a stand at your local shopping centre to sell our merchandise and/or raffle tickets
  • Challenge yourself and/or others to shave/dye your hair, do a five kilometre walk or run or participate in an event like The City to Bay Fun Run
  • Cook up a storm and sell purple cupcakes/lamingtons
  • Ask your friends and family to make a donation in lieu of a birthday/anniversary party/gift, Christmas cards, etc.
  • Create your own online fundraising page using everyday hero– Inspire your friends, family and colleagues to support your fundraising endeavours for The Epilepsy Centre by creating your own on-line Fundraising Page – It’s easy! We encourage you to discuss your proposed fundraising event with a member of our experienced and helpful team.

26 WAYS IN 26 DAYS

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

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Like us on Facebook and share our posts

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Buy or sell Purple Day Merchandise

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Talk to your school about Going Purple

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Share your story with us

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Ask your local pharmacy to support Purple Day by selling merchandise

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Become a Purple Day hero and create your own fundraising page

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Approach your local council about turning a local landmark purple

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Love a good movie? organise a charity movie night

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Share why you Go Purple #MyWhy

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Arrange a workplace morning tea or BBQ for Purple Day.

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Attend a Purple Day Event or Walk

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Add a Purple Day frame to your Facebook profile picture

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Hold a purple lamington or cake drive

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Encourage your local MP to wear a purple ribbon and post on social media

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Know anyone famous? ask them to share #MyWhy on Facebook

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Donate $1 to every coffee you drink throughout March

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Host a Purple Day Event or Activity

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Ask your workplace to to match your fundraising amount

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Display a poster at your school, workplace, club or local shopping centre

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Sign our Petition for Government Funding

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Ask your sports team to wear purple ribbons

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Tell everyone you know about Purple Day and what it means to you #MyWhy

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Donate or ask other to do so

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Take a selfie of you wearing purple or at a purple illumination and share it on Facebook

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Colour your hair, beard or nails purple

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Celebrate Purple Day and wear purple with pride!