What is Purple Day?

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!

I wanted people around the world to come together and teach others about epilepsy.

Cassidy Megan, Founder of Purple Day

50 Million

people have epilepsy world wide


It is estimated that 1 in 100
people have epilepsy


In 50% of cases the cause is unknown