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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 a bit of purple on March 26th.  

Purple Day 2019 Events: March 26 2019

Purple is for Epilepsy! This year for Purple Day, we are encouraging all of Toronto to wear purple, take a photo and share it online, with the hashtag #PurpleDay; whether it be at school, work or within their community. Through this awareness, we will be able to break down stigma, and reach more people across the GTA who may be in need of our help.  We will have activities and presentations planned at Sick Kids, Toronto Western, several TDSB schools and private businesses.

We are encouraging you to host your own Purple Day events and share your photos with us online @epilepsytoronto. If you need any materials such as bookmarks and bracelets, email melanie@epilepsytoronto.org

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.