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Purple Day 2012



All about Purple Day

Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, to raise awareness of Epilepsy and to help dispel some of the myths and stigma associated with the condition.  Cassidy chose the colour purple after the international colour for epilepsy, lavender.

Follow the link for more info on Cassidy Megan and Purple Day   http://www.purpleday.org/


Why get involved?


Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide or approximately 1 in 100 people. That's more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined!


How can you help?

We would love everyone to do something for Purple Day.  Here are a few ideas to get you started;

Wear something purple on March 26th and encourage others to do the same.

Host a Purple Day party or fundraising event at your home, school or workplace.

Paint yourself purple, paint your face, colour your hair for the day

Have a purple coffee morning or picnic.  Ask friends, family, colleagues for a donation for a cuppa and a cake (purple of course!)

Hold a purple cake sale

Hold a purple themed sponsored event or quiz


Anything you can think of to raise funds and AWARENESS of Epilepsy!


Would you like to hold your own Purple Day event? 


Click here and here for a downloadable posters and here to order your purpletastic wrist bands!


Let us know what you’re planning so we can feature you on our website, some pictures for our newsletter would be great too!  Call 01342 836571 or email Julie@matthewsfriends.org


Don’t fancy going purple? That’s not a problem, you can still help us to support people affected by epilepsy and their families by visiting our website and making a donation to Matthew’s Friends or by making a regular donation to Matthew’s Friends from your bank – just ask us how! 


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