What is Purple Day?
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all continents participated in Purple Day! Canada is the only country in the world who officially recognizes March 26th as Purple Day through the Purple Day Act implemented on June 28, 2012.
Host a Purple Day party or fundraising event.
Not sure what to do for Purple Day? Check out our Event Ideas on our page!
Download Purple Day posters and advertisements from our webpage.
Already hosting an event on Purple Day? Post it on our social media pages!!
Contact your political representatives.
Ask local and national representatives to get involved by making a proclamation and wearing purple March 26th. Donate your Facebook status.
Help spread the word about Purple Day and support epilepsy awareness the week of March 26th. If you have Facebook, change your status in March to read:
“On March 26, I’m wearing PURPLE to support EPILEPSY AWARENESS. Help spread the word – just copy this message to your status!! Funds raised will go to your local Epilepsy agency in the area it was raised. Visit https://www.purpleday.org to learn more.”
Deck out your social media accounts!
Take Purple Day to the next level by adding a profile page frame to Facebook, uploading an awareness video, making a video, sharing posts and current events or customizing your own creative ideas!
Get real facts about epilepsy.
Visit stats and facts to learn the basics and check out the Living with Epilepsy section on our webpage to read more.