Epilepsy Awareness Day, or “Purple Day,” is an international grassroots event designed to bring awareness to epilepsy and seizure disorders. Observed every year on March 26, Purple Day was created by 16-year old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008.
Motivated by her own struggles with an epilepsy disorder, Cassidy wanted to help dispel some of the myths regarding epilepsy and to let those diagnosed with a seizure disorder that they’re not alone. Purple Day encourages people all throughout the world to wear purple and share information about seizure disorders in support of epilepsy awareness.
ECHO has close ties to those with epilepsy, as we actively support families and individuals manage the burden of seizure disorders and other conditions by contributing gift funds and cannabidiol (CBD) products. We’ll be sharing information regarding epilepsy on our social media accounts this Purple Day in an effort to bring attention to a condition that affects an estimated 1 in 100 people.
We hope that you will join ECHO during this year’s Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign by wearing your favorite shade of purple. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest as we help spread the word about epilepsy and seizure disorders.