Purple Day, March 26th, was started in 2008 by a little girl in Nova Scotia called Cassidy who wanted her friends to know what it really meant for her to live with epilepsy. A child’s dream of sharing her story has turned into a recognized, global movement to raise awareness for epilepsy on March 26th. Visit www.purpleday.org to get more information about her initiative. March 26th is now official Purple Day in Canada thanks to the passage of a federal private members bill supported by all parties in Parliament last year. This year people from all parts of Canada will be wearing purple and working to educate the community about epilepsy: a condition that affects 1 in 100 Canadians but is still very misunderstood by the public. Individuals and groups in our community are working with Epilepsy Toronto to plan events that will help bring better public awareness about the facts and realities of epilepsy. You can show your support by wearing a bit of purple on March 26th.
Purple Day 2017 Events
Purple Day in Etobicoke
If you live in the Etobicoke community you are invited out for a PURPLE PARTY
Richview Library (Islington & Summitcrest) meeting room at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
There will be food, games opportunities to meet others and share stories
Don’t forget to wear purple
Family and friends are welcome!
NOTE: There will be an Epilepsy Information display in the Richview Library during the day
Purple Day at Toronto Western Hospital
The epilepsy medical and research teams along with Epilepsy Toronto staff and volunteers will be sharing information on epilepsy, highlighting their research and selling purple cupcakes a and handing out purple swag
Toronto Western Hospital Atrium 10:00am
Remember to wear PURPLE if you are coming to the hospital that day.
Purple Day at Sick Kids Hospital. Epilepsy Toronto, Epilepsy Ontario and the Epilepsy Classroom will all be taking part in an information fair in the Atrium at Sick Kids Hospital.
Purple Day in TTC Subways
Epilepsy Toronto has booked four subway stations to raise awareness for Purple Day. Epilepsy Toronto members will be hanging out in the following subways collecting donations and handing out information.
- Kipling subway
- Dundas subway
- Yonge/Bloor subway
- Scarborough Town Center subway
- Osgoode subway
Look out for the Purple People!
Purple Flag Our Purple Flag will be flying at City Hall.
TORONTO Sign at City Hall will be purple during the day.
CN Tower The CN Tower will be lit purple on the evening of March 26th.