Purple Day

Cassidy's Purple Day Blog

Can you believe it? Purple Day is 4 months away!

Cassidy Megan - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Hi Everyone,

How are you? I hope you liked my first blog post. I am really enjoying doing them.

I am doing really well. I have had lots going on lately and there is so much going on around the world to help epilepsy awareness.
In the USA, November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and there has been a lot of stuff going on to promote epilepsy awareness. It’s not too late to get involved! If you go to www.purpleday.org and click on the tab “Find your local organization” you can find an organization close to you and ask them for ways to get involved with Epilepsy Awareness Month in the USA.

I have been doing pretty well lately. I am still cheerleading, and love it. I am doing well in school and will be getting my report card soon. I’ll let you know how it is :)
I have been working on school projects and my grade 9 school trip that we are going on in the spring. It is a lot of work, but I know the trip is going to be so much fun.

Something else I always love to do is drawing and painting. Lately I have been drawing dragons and mystical fairy tale creatures :)

On November 13, 2013 I was at The Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Award event. A gentleman named Mel Boutilier got the Red Cross Humanitarian Award for all his work with helping the less fortunate in the community. It was so great getting to meet him — he is an amazing man.
I was awarded the Canadian Red Cross Young Humanitarian Award. There are so many people who do so many wonderful things and I am so honoured that they chose me for The Young Humanitarian Award.
My family was there with me and a couple of my friends. My Purple Day Global Partners, The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia and The Anita Kauffman Foundation, were there to celebrate the night with me too. I was so glad to have everyone be there with me . It was such an awesome night. Everything was so beautiful and it is a night I will never forget. I will post pictures soon for everyone.

I would like to thank the Canadian Red Cross and everyone who nominated me for the award for thinking of me and for also believing in me and my dream.

Can you believe Purple Day is only 4 months away???

I am so happy with how big Purple Day has gotten and the awesome changes it has been helping to make in the world — but there is still lots to do. 

There are still people who need to learn the right way of helping someone having a seizure, and that it is not OK to make jokes about epilepsy or seizures.
We still need to educate people that there are different types of seizures.
We still need to change how they show epilepsy on TV and in the movies.
And we still have to let people who have epilepsy know that they aren’t alone, that they have us and Purple Day and that together we will change the world.

There is lots of work going on to make Purple Day even bigger than last year and we are going to have some really cool news for you soon too!! Did you see one of our new things on the website today? t is a turning globe that shows where ambassadors from all over the world are. I think it is pretty cool :)

Here are some ideas for things that you can do things for Purple Day:
Start asking the businesses and schools in your area to have a Purple Day event.
Contact your favourite sports team and ask them to get involved.
Contact the bakeries in your area and ask them to join in The Purple Day Great Purple Cupcake Project. You can learn more about this and other ideas at http://www.purpleday.org/ideas.php

What are you planning for Purple Day ? I would love to hear your ideas.

Love,
Cassidy Megan :)