In 2008 Cassidy Megan, a little girl with epilepsy, came up with a colorful idea to raise epilepsy awareness. Her goal was, and still is, to get people talking about epilepsy in hopes that this would dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. This little girl’s idea has become a global phenomenon and on March 26 you have a chance to participate.
Purple Day goes global The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia came on board in 2008 to help develop Cassidy’s idea. Then in 2009, the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia came together to take Purple Day to the international community. This nine-year-old girl is proof that an idea can become an international movement.
Purple Day 2011
Planning for Purple Day 2011 is now underway. For more information on how you can get involved, visit the Purple Day website. There are ideas, posters, t-shirts, earrings and more. All proceeds support the Global Purple Day Planning Committee’s continued epilepsy awareness initiatives!
Purple tweets Another way you can participate is to send a tweet that reads: “Visit http://www.purpleday.org to learn more about #epilepsy.”