Thank you all for raising awareness of epilepsy this Purple Day. Thank you to everyone who got involved: whether that was with friends, or colleagues, or by sharing your story online for everyone to read.
It’s not too late to make a difference…
Purple Day is an international day dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness. Every March 26, people around the world wear purple and host events to raise awareness of the condition that affects 50 million people from Harrogate to Hawaii.
Many people don't feel comfortable talking about their epilepsy for fear they will be discriminated against. That's the key result from a survey of 700 people with the condition.
Your input has helped create a vivid picture of how it feels to live with epilepsy today.
Text PURPLE to 70300 to give £3
Let's stand together for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action will receive 100 per cent of your donation.
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With our fabric wristband, you, your friends, colleagues and family can all show your support for people with epilepsy.
Thank you to the over 1,000 people who've asked Google to turn purple on Purple Day. Sadly, our massed people power wasn't successful this year. But who knows for the future?!
Purple Day: your chance to:
Your voice is vital to campaigns that raise awareness of epilepsy.
Your support funds the advice and resources people need to demand better healthcare.
Our volunteers run a national network of local support groups. You can also be part of our global online communities, like Facebook and forum4e.
Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. People with epilepsy and their families can face stigma and discrimination.