We here at Metro love to support a great cause and tomorrow (26th March) is Purple Day. People from around Australia and the world are asked to 'Go Purple' and spread the word about the brain disorder known as epilepsy to reduce the stigma and show support for people living with epilepsy..
The following is information about the day from the www.everydayhero.com.au website:
Purple Day was founded in 2008 by then nine-year old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy wanted to do something to get people talking about epilepsy and seizures, and to let others with epilepsy know that they were not alone. So with the help of the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Cassidy's idea became the Purple Day Epilepsy campaign.
In 2010 over 100,000 people from around the world, including school students, wore purple on 26 March. Hundreds of workplaces and community groups also joined the campaign, wearing purple to work and hosting Purple Day events.
All united to help spread awareness of epilepsy and show their support for those living with the brain disorder.
That is why this year the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria has joined other epilepsy associations from across Australia and the world to make Purple Day for Epilepsy 2011 an even greater success.
So please join us on 26 March and help spread awareness of epilepsy in your local community. Go Purple - wear purple, decorate your home or office in purple, host a Purple Day event.
For more information on Purple Day for Epilepsy and if you wish to donate visit http://ow.ly/4m18x
Until next time...