Today our little school 'St Francis De Sales" in Clifton are wearing purple ribbons to help promote awareness about epilepsy, I must admit I hadn't heard of PURPLE DAY until now and I thought I would post a little bit about it for you.
ABOUT PURPLE DAY
Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On Friday 26 March, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about 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 disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.
Epilepsy Queensland is proud to be the official Australian partner of Purple Day and has joined up with other epilepsy organisations from across the globe including Canada, USA, UK and South Africa to make Purple Day 2010 even bigger.
To find out more or how you can help visit http://www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au/site/purpleday