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Take the Purple Pledge

Purple Day in Kenya

Have anything purple in your closet? No? Then you may want to start to think creatively because Purple Day is just around the corner. Purple Day, March 26, 2012, is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

History of Purple Day
On March 26th each year since 2008, people around the world wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Purple Day was founded by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia and named after the internationally recognized color for epilepsy. Purple Day launched internationally in 2009. Now in 2012, people will be participating in Purple Day in countries on all continents INCLUDING Antarctica!

Young Epilepsy Pledge

Young Epilepsy take the Pledge
In the UK, Young Epilepsy is asking people to take the Purple Pledge. A pledge can be anything including: wearing purple at work or school, baking purple cupcakes or even attending a concert to support epilepsy awareness. The goal is to increase awareness of epilepsy and even raise some money toward epilepsy research.

How to participate

Purple Day on the Farm

For more information on Young Epilepsy’s campaign visit www.mypurplepledge.com or follow My Purple Pledge on Twitter @purplepledge. For more information on Purple Day visit www.purpleday.org.

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2 Responses

  1. Amanda Krzywonski
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    Awesome informative post! I loved the picture of purple day in kenya!

  2. Jessica
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    Hey thanks Mandy!

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