International Purple day for epilepsy awareness

Monday, 26 March 2018

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During March, Tasmanians are encouraged to ‘go purple’ and end the stigma and discrimination of epilepsy by wearing its international colour.

Council City Offices will be illuminated in purple from Mar 25 - Mar 31 in support of epilepsy awareness.

Epilepsy is a common brain disorder that takes the form of recurring seizures and can develop at any age regardless of gender or ethnicity.

An estimated 65 million people around the world (20,000 Tasmanians) live with epilepsy, and one in 25 of us will develop epilepsy at some point in our life.

Founded in 2008 by a young Canadian girl called Cassidy Megan, Purple Day has become a global campaign dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness, encouraging people to talk about epilepsy, and reminding those who live with seizures that they are not alone.

We are encouraging the community to pick any day during March and ‘GO PURPLE’ to increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy.

Tasmanians can show their support by hosting a Purple Day fundraising event at school, work or home; buying merchandise; or making a donation.

Please contact the Launceston office on 6344 6881 for more details.

Join the social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter for #purplepose for #purpledayaus competition launching 1st March!

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