About Purple Day
In 2008, eight-year-old Cassidy Megan from Canada decided she wanted to help raise awareness for people with epilepsy and to help them realise that they’re not alone.
Cassidy picked purple to represent this day because lavender is internationally recognised as the flower for epilepsy. Over the years, the event grew to become the international success we know today, celebrated by the epilepsy community from all over the world.
Epilepsy Action campaigns for people with epilepsy all year round, raising valuable awareness and funds to support everyone affected by the condition. Purple Day represents the biggest chance in the year to get the word out there about how important it is to understand epilepsy.
Be part of an incredible community and organise a fundraising event! Whether it’s a cake sale, Wear it Purple Day, a personal challenge, whatever you do, no matter how big or small, you can make a difference.
Purple Day is the biggest international fundraising and awareness day in the epilepsy calendar.
Join the thousands of amazing people coming together on 26 March.