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.
How YOU can get involved!
Pharmacies are invited to register for the Purple Pharmacy Project or click here for more information.
You can help bring epilepsy out of the shadows during the National Epilepsy Awareness Campaign commencing 1 March by:
- Ordering a Purple Day Counter Display Box filled with great merchandise to sell on a sale or return basis. Download your merchandise order form here
- Displaying posters, decorating your pharmacy and asking staff to wear purple (Epilepsy Queensland can supply posters and balloons). Take a photo of your ‘purple staff/display’ and send by 31 March to [email protected] for the chance to be the Annual Purple Pharmacy Winner
- Encourage your staff and/or customers to sign the Purple Pledge Project
- Hold a raffle, fundraising event or activity and donate the proceeds to Epilepsy Queensland