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Purple Day

We’re not even kidding!  One lucky person is going to be awarded a $1000 cash prize – and that person could be you!  Every video submitted is an entry and we’ll be showcasing as many of the submissions as we can during a live “The Power of Purple” Purple Day broadcast. Stay tuned for more news about all that we have planned for this exciting event taking place on the Epilepsy Toronto Facebook page, streaming live at 3:30 pm on Friday, March 26. –  with a fabulous host, live performances, special guests and possibly even YOU (if you get your video entry in).

For contest rules and to submit your video CLICK HERE.
Drawing of Puppet Lily in front of a chalkboard

Here is a link for you to share with teachers, that will help to tell them about these great resources for sharing Purple Day with their class: https://youtu.be/cz0FQ1Mc2SA.

photos of event host and performers

This Purple Day, we invite you to join us for a special celebration, live on Facebook, with an amazing host, special guests, shared stories and creative performances by artists living with epilepsy!  Mark your calendars and click HERE for more details.

Special thanks to OBI for their support of this year’s Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day activities.

Canadian Landmarks lit up purple

On Purple Day, March 26, join Epilepsy Toronto and our friends across Canada in the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance for this special  CEA Facebook Live eventTune in to see landmarks across the country lit up purple to raise awareness for epilepsy.  Watch the event live and share it with your networks – together we can “Light the Night!” for epilepsy.  

We are looking for Volunteers to be a part of the ‘Light the Night!’ To participate in the live stream event you just need to have a mobile device capable of connecting to zoom and a location lit up in purple. We have several landmarks we know are going to be lit up and just need YOU!  Email communications@canadianepilepsyalliance.org and join the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance team for this momentous event!

The Story of Purple Day

pd01Purple 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 purple on March 26th, and encouraging others to do the same.

#1in100 Campaign!

To learn how you can be apart of it, click HERE.

Click on one of the buttons below to download a printable Purple Day Poster to post in you community.