Today is Purple Day and each year on March 26th Thoro Packaging is an “Ambassador of Purple.” Purple Day is a celebration aimed at raising worldwide awareness of epilepsy. Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old founded Purple Day in 2008. Cassidy’s efforts were supported by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS).
Why purple? Lavender is the international color for epilepsy and is also a color that symbolizes solitude. This led to purple being the color of choice for this celebration.
Facts About Epilepsy…
- Over 65 Million people have epilepsy world wide.
- It is estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy.
- In 50% of cases the cause is unknown
Anybody interested in supporting Purple Day can become an ‘Ambassador of Purple’. This role involves wearing purple and spreading awareness of epilepsy in your community and to friends and family. Dress in purple and hold a purple-themed fund-raising event in aid of either EANS, The Anita Kaufman Foundation or any other charity supporting epilepsy awareness. Most importantly, take the time to increase your own awareness about the effects of epilepsy on people’s lives.
For more information on how you can get involved, Join the Campaign.