Purple Day #purpleday

How does epilepsy make you feel?

Purple Day – on 26 March – is the one day of the year where people across the globe truly work together to bring epilepsy out of the shadows.

For Purple Day 2017 we want to find out more about how your feelings are affected by epilepsy and, other than seizures, how the condition affects your daily life.

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Does your epilepsy affect your mood or relationships? Does it make you fearful of doing certain activities? Or does your diagnosis make you feel empowered to not let epilepsy stand in your way?

We’d love to find out more about how having epilepsy affects your life. You can help us by completing this year’s Purple Poll.

If you want to hold a Purple Day fundraising event you can order our brand new pack.

We will have a brand new design of wristband available soon too, but in the meantime you can still grab one of our current designs.

As we get closer to the big day we will be sharing more information and ways you can get involved. For the latest purple info sign up to our newsletter or follow us on twitter now!

Event Date: 
Wednesday 26 March 2014 (All day)

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I've joined Epilepsy Ireland. They'd the International Epilepsy Day 9 Feb, run by the International Bureau of Epilepsy. Is that different from the Purple Day

Submitted by Gail Barry (not verified) on

Hi Gail,

International Epilepsy Day (the second Monday in February) is a new awareness day organised by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and International League Against Epilepsy. The day is still in its infancy, with this year’s the second of its kind.  Purple Day (26 March every year) is a grassroots movement started by schoolgirl Cassidy Megan in Canada in 2008. It has since grown in popularity to become the global awareness day for epilepsy, celebrated by people with the condition across the world.

Hope that helps.

Submitted by Vikki@Epilepsy ... (not verified) on

Had petite mals all my life and grand mals for almost 20 years.I recently had 3 seizures in one day resulting in a broken ankle, a night in hospital and as I'm a lone parent, my son who turned 8 yesterday, has to stay with friends and occasionally in temporary foster care. The worst thing about my epilepsy is not the seizures so much but it's the effect on my son who has had to call 999 for me since he was 5. It's my job to look after him and worry about him, not the other way around

Submitted by dawn (not verified) on