is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On 26 March each year people from around the globe wear purple to spread the word about epilepsy.
Wear purple on 26 March and encourage others to do the same.
Each year display boxes full of Purple Day merchandise are available for purchase or on consignment. Boxes are distributed in February each year. Boxes can be pre-ordered to ensure you don't miss out. To pre-order your Purple Day merchandise box or to find out more information, send us an email
Merchandise for sale this year includes:
Order your 2013 Purple Day merchandise now!
information about how you can support your local member of Epilepsy Australia and for updates on Purple Day events:
Megan started Purple Day because she wanted to tell everyone about epilepsy,
especially that all seizures are not the same and that people with
epilepsy are ordinary people just like everyone else. She also wanted
kids with epilepsy to know that they are not alone.
starting Purple Day, Cassidy said "I was afraid to tell people about my
epilepsy because I thought they would make fun of me. After the
Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia did a presentation in my class, I
started to talk with the other kids about my seizures. That is when I
decided to become a spokesperson for kids with epilepsy. I called it
Purple Day after the international colour for epilepsy lavender."
Epilepsy Australia and its state-based member organisations are the official Australian partners of Purple Day,
joining up with other epilepsy organisations from across the globe
including Canada, USA, UK and South Africa to make Purple Day even
2010, over 100,000 students, worldwide wore purple on 26 March with
hundreds of workplaces and organisations (including Epilepsy Australia)
joining the campaign, wearing purple to work and hosting Purple Day
events and promotions.
Australia would like to thank all those who participated this year
increasing awareness of epilepsy within their communities.
With your help 2013 promises to be an even bigger year!
Epilepsy Australia National Help Line 1300 852 8653
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More than 15,000 copies of a book that brings together global expertise
on SUDEP will have been distributed to epilepsy communities around the
world by the end of the 66th annual American Epilepsy Society conference.
Epilepsy Australia, in partnership with Flinders University is conducting an online survey exploring the experiences and needs of people who have been bereaved by epilepsy.
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