Events

  • 2019 Purple Day Series of activities in Campo Grande/MS/Brazil

    When: March 27, 2019

    Where: CEMED ( Medical center), Uniderp, Anhanguera University Rua Nova Era, 480, Itanhangá Park Campo Grande MS BR

    What: Distribution of folders to patients and public attended at the specialty medical center of Anhanguera/Uniderp University. Small lectures to public attended about first aid in seizures. Lecture about epilepsy and general aspects of treatment to medicine students.

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  • 2019 Purple Day Series of activities in Taiwan

    When: March 24-26, 2019/ 18:00 pm-18:30 pm

    Where: Tamsui 、Shi-Pai MRT station Tamsui 、Shi-Pai MRT station New Taipei、Taipei TW

    What: We will be in two sessions: First we will plant lavender and Group Recreation Activities for epilepsy people on 24, March. In the second we will run flash mob to raise epilepsy awareness.

    Contact:

  • 2019 Purple Day: Epilepsy awareness day

    When: March 26, 2019/11:30am-1pm

    Where: Rockford University, Burpee Student Center 5050 E State St Rockford Ilinois 61108 US

    What: 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. Show your support by wearing purple and stop by our informational table to learn more about epilepsy.

    Contact: Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement JACCE@rockford.edu

  • ADH Purple Day

    When: Tuesday 26th March 2019

    Where: 12 Cooper Street 12 Cooper Street Alexandra Victoria 3714 AU

    What: ADH Staff will wear purple in support of Epilepsy awareness.

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  • Cake and Coffee morning

    When: 26.03.19

    Where: Work 25 Whitehall Drive Dudley West Midlands DY1 2RD GB

    What: Cake and Coffee morning including games and a raffle to raise awareness as well as money for those who suffer with epilepsy.

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  • Creating awenesss among people

    When: 11th February, 2019

    Where: Sierra leone 70upper mellon street wellington Freetown western area SL

    What: We want to help people around the world to know about to EPILEPSY is it cure

    Contact: +23276307002

  • Dydd Porffor

    When: Tuesday 26th MArch 2019

    Where: Ty Gwyn Brunel Way Briton Ferry Neath Port Talbot GB

    What: This is a staff event at Tai Tarian Housing Association in South Wales, UK, We are going to be wearing purple, doing a bake sale & a raffle too.

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  • Educational announcement for epilepsy

    When: Mar 2019

    Where: Tainan, Kaohsiung 8F.-3, No.308, Yunong Rd., East Dist., Tainan City 701, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tainan, Kaohsiung Taiwan TW

    What: When: Mar 2019 Where: Tainan city government , Tainan, Taiwan What: Educational announcement for epilepsy How:Invite the mayor of Tainan city and directors of related Bureau to join educational announcement. All of the participants will wear purple ribbons for supporting epilepsy. No charge When: Mar 2019 Where: Wang Gung elementary school, Kaohsiung, Taiwan What:Educational announcement for epilepsy How:Invite the students and teachers to join educational announcement. All of the participants will wear purple ribbons for supporting epilepsy.

    Contact: Jing-Jane Tsai epitsai@mail.ncku.edu.tw

  • Epilepsy and its main challenges

    When: March, 26th, 2019 17:00

    Where: Gaffrée and Guinle University Hospital Mariz e Barros Street, 775 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro BR

    What: The event consists of a series of lectures by the researchers of the epilepsy center of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, located at the Gaffree and Guinle University Hospital, with the objective of updating the students and professionals of the institution about the lines of research developed in the university in the area of ​​epilepsy, as well as bring the main challenges we face in managing this disease.

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  • Epilepsy Awareness and Support for Lancaster County

    When: March 26 - 6pm t

    Where: Kefi at Yorgos 66 N Queen Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17603 US

    What: Hosting a "Purple" themed dinner to raise awareness and support local Lancaster Epilepsy support groups. Our host has agreed to donate 10% of the dinner bill to the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA.

    Contact: Aaron Wingert Adub1400@comcast.net 717-574-9635

    No Cost

  • Epilepsy Ottawa Purple Day

    When: March 24, 2019 from 1-3 p.m.

    Where: Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Ave. West Ottawa Ontario K1P 1J1 CA

    What: Bring your friends and family, young and young-at-heart, to Epilepsy Ottawa's Purple Day Celebration on Sunday, March 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall. Play hand-crafted midway games donated by Ottawa City Woodshop, and learn a few chords on the ukulele at the beginner-friendly ukulele workshop from Ukebox Jams. Enjoy snacks and photo opportunities, and enter to win awesome door prizes, including a VIA Rail travel voucher, and a family membership to three National Museums in Ottawa (Canada Science and Technology Museum, Agriculture and Food Museum, and Aviation and Space Museum)!

    Contact: Stephanie Youngdale stephanie@epilepsyottawa.ca 6135949255

    Free

  • Fantasy Pub Quiz

    When: 26th March, 7-9 pm

    Where: The Britannia Inn London Road Oxford OX3 7AA GB

    What: Game of Thrones and Harry Potter-themed Pub Quiz in aid of SUDEP Action organised by the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group.

    Contact: oxerg@ndcn.ox.ac.uk

    5 GBP

  • International Purple Day - Faculdade São Leopoldo Mandic

    When: 03/26

    Where: Faculdade São Leopoldo Mandic Rua Dr. José Rocha Junqueira, 13 Campinas SP BR

    What: Celebrating Epilepsy Awareness on March the 26th

    Contact: Prof. Paulo Afonso Mei neuromei@hotmail.com

  • Jazzevec

    When: March 26th 2019

    Where: Second faculty of medicine of Charles University in Prague Plzeňská 130/221 Prague 5 15006 CZ

    What: We are organizing a jazz concert with introduction by the head of department of children neurology, who will shortly cover basic information about epilepsy. Attendants will be mostly medical students.

    Contact: Adam Kalina adam.kalina89@gmail.com 607600285

    free

  • JGBMS NJHS Epilepsy Awareness Day

    When: March 26, 2019

    Where: John G. Borden Middle School 109 Bona Venture Avenue Wallkill NY 12589 US

    What: Students will participate in wearing purple to show support for epilepsy awareness. Honor students will bake muffins and serve coffee to all staff who donates $10 or more to our cause.

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  • Light the Night Purple!

    When: 25 March 2019 - 31 March 2019 (Every Evening)

    Where: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa Kimberley Northern Cape 8301 ZA

    What: Light the Night Purple! is an initiative to get businesses and government involved in promoting Epilepsy Awareness. We are approaching businesses and government officials and asking them to light up their building Purple every night from 25 - 31 March 2019. We are also planning to incorporate an a fun run / walk to get the community involved. Furthermore, we would like to raise funds in order to design and create posters, flyers and leaflets that can be sent out to all the clinics, hospitals and hospices to create a better understanding of epilepsy and to try and remove the stigma associated around this illness.

    Contact: Fana Roux fana@planmyevent.co.za +27814574987

  • One out 20

    When: 11 February

    Where: Parma Via Carlo Magno Parma 43126 IT

    What: I would like to organise an event at work. I will meet our medical advisor tomorrow to have his views on the idea, and if he supports, I will ask the authorisation of my hierarchy. My idea is to hold a small stand during lunchtime for colleagues to stop by and also to have a professional delivering a short talk - about 15-20 minutes. I would like to have your authorisation to use on-line material, mainly video and leaflet - your advice on a possible selection would be much welcome.

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  • Paint your nails PURPLE

    When: March 26

    Where: Work 568 Second St London On N5V3R4 CA

    What: We will be having an epilepsy information board in our hall and offering finger nail painting in our lunchroom

    Contact:

    Free

  • Purple Bike Tour 2019.

    When: March 31, 2019

    Where: Samobor - Bregana Trg kralja Tomislava Samobor Croatia 10430 HR

    What: Volunteer Center "Kad bi svi..." from Samobor, Croatia is organizing a supporting Purple Bike Tour in our home town this year and it will be held on March 31st. This will be our fourth annual purple bike tour with goal to spread epilepsy awareness in our town. More information (in Croatian language) at the https://www.facebook.com/events/381744605940300/

    Contact: Vesna Jelincic info@kad-bi-svi.hr

    free

  • Purple Day

    When: March 26 2019

    Where: Bahamas St. Anne's School Nassau Bahamas BS

    What: A school Day of activities including a special assembly with guest speakers.

    Contact: Purple Day 12423241203

  • Purple Day

    When: 26/03/2019

    Where: Shepperton Organic Day Nursery 50 Sheep Walk SHEPPERTON Middlesex TW170AJ GB

    What: We are a day care nursery and we will be wearing purple on the 26th March to raise awareness as well as money.

    Contact: Kathryn kathrynanndavey@gmail.com

    None

  • Purple Day

    When: March 26 2019

    Where: Bahamas Fox Hill Nassau Bahamas 00000 BS

    What: A full day of activities beginning with a special Purple Assembly which will include guest speakers including a student who has epilepsy and is feeling alone. All students will be asked to dress in purple and purple items will be on sale.

    Contact: Nurse Marjorie Munroe antoinetteburrows@yahoo.com 2423241203

  • Purple Day

    When: March 26, 2019 - 10 am to 2 pm

    Where: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa city iowa 52242 US

    What: I am the epilepsy nurse at our hospital/clinic. I will be setting up a table on March 26th to celebrate Purple day and also to spread the word about epilepsy.

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  • Purple Day

    When: March 26,2019

    Where: VVS Middle School 5275 State Route 31 Verona NY 13471 US

    What: Staff & Student will wear purple & make monarary donations

    Contact: Lisa Petreikis petreikis@aol.com 315-601-2115

  • Purple day

    When: March 26, 2019

    Where: Clinical hospital of Magallanes Av los flamencos 01364 Punta Arenas Magallanes 6200000 CL

    What: 8-13:00: information activities, with stand 14-17:00: activity with children with epilepsy ( magician, painting faces, education for parents)

    Contact: Loreto llanos loretollanos@gmail.com

  • Purple Day awareness

    When: March 2019

    Where: Rome 809 W Liberty St, 5 ROME NY 13440 US

    What: New community based event

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  • Purple Day Awareness

    When: March 26 2019, 10:00AM-9:00PM

    Where: St. Vital Centre 1225 St. Mary's Road Winnipeg Manitoba CA

    What: The Epilepsy and Seizure Association of Manitoba will be at the St. Vital Centre Community Booth for Purple Day. We will be handing out information and Purple Day bracelets and pins. Stop by, say hello and enter our free draw to win a prize basket.

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  • Purple Day by Dachshund Street

    When: March 23rd

    Where: Rose Heights Church 2120 Old Omen Rd Tyler TX 75701 US

    What: Dinner Auction created by Dachshund Street, a store created to raise epilepsy awareness.

    Contact: Laura lauraandreafraga@gmail.com 903-245-8367

  • Purple Day Karma Class

    When: March 26 2019, 8:00PM-10:00PM

    Where: Hot Yoga Winnipeg 301 Nassau Street North Winnipeg Manitoba R3L 2J5 CA

    What: After an almost fatal car accident, I, Michelle Maryk (a.k.a. "Flexy Michelle") developed epilepsy as a result of head trauma and bruising on my brain. My condition is not cured, but it is now controlled. I feel so fortunate and privileged to be living much the way I did before the car accident. I consider myself to be an "Epilepsy Warrior" and I feel I have a commitment to raise awareness for epilepsy and funds for a small, but wonderful foundation here in Winnipeg, the Epilepsy and Seizure Association of Manitoba (ESAM). Why not host a Hot Core Karma Class on Purple Day to support this foundation and to raise awareness for epilepsy?!?

    Contact: Michelle Maryk flexymichelle@gmail.com

    $5.00

  • Purple Day Macapá

    When: 23-26/03/2019

    Where: Universidade Federal do Amapá Rod. Juscelino Kubitschek, km 02 - Jardim Marco Zero, Macapá - AP, 68903-419 Macapá Amapá BR

    What: The event will be in two sessions: First we will meet students and health professionals in epilepsy (neurologists, neurosurgeons) to discuss about epilepsy in a morning. In the second we will talk in a mall to the most number people we can about epilepsy with the aim of bring knowledge about the disease to the general population.

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  • Purple Day Outreach Awareness Center Kenya ,Epilepsy Awareness Day-Kenya

    When: March 26th 2019

    Where: Nairobi P.O.Box, 13955, Nairobi Nairobi 00100 KE

    What: To organize fund raising through t-shirt sells, family fun day and Talent show.To help the needy with Epilepsy.

    Contact: Beverly bshilenje@yahoo.com +254712037777

  • Purple day recognised at Atlassian, Sydney, Australia

    When: March 26th

    Where: Atlassian offices, Sydney, Australia Atlassian Sydney AU

    What: Atlassian employees will recognise world epilepsy day by wearing purple and attending a dedicated epilepsy awareness booth

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  • Purple Day Toledo

    When: 3/26/19

    Where: Imagination Station 1 Discovery Way Toledo OH 43604 US

    What: We are hosting our first annual Purple Day Toledo event at Imagination Station. The event will be held from 5pm-8pm; will have dinner, the entire venue just for us; multiple neurologists speaking on topical information while the kids enjoy all Imagination Station has to offer. Venue will be on lock down for security; wristbands for parent(s) and child(ren) for added security and adult chaperones for further peace of mind. The event is free to anyone with epilepsy and their family; free parking is also provided. Prior registration is necessary through our website (www.epilepsycenter.org/events) or our Facebook page, The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio. Registration opens on February 1, 2019. #PurpleDayTOL

    Contact: Betty Lopez betty@epilepsycenter.org 419-867-5950 x206

    Free

  • Purple GH.

    When: 27th

    Where: Ghana St. Hagin's and Joseph'sJunior high Schools, Kalba Kalba Northern Region GH

    What: Creating awareness among young people and advocating support for people living with epilepsy in Ghana.

    Contact: Richard Buabeng newcreationgrace517@gmail.com 233548097062

  • Purple hearted girls

    When: March 23, 2019

    Where: Swainaboro ga 632 McLeod Bridge Rd Swainsboro Ga 30401 US

    What: Our event will be games, raffles, and dinner. My 3 year old daughter developed epilepsy in April. My 7 year old has it to but ahe has a seizure bracelet now my baby needs one. The money will go toward that. I wanted her to have a seizure dog but I feel the bracelet is easier to get.

    Contact: Audresha Ricks Audreshar@gmail.com 4784941510

  • Purple walk

    When: 31st March de 10am

    Where: Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro BR

    What: A light walk around part of Rodrigo de Freitas Creek with a Q&A with doctors specialized in Epilepsy.

    Contact: Isabella Meira isadandrea@yahoo.com.br

  • Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA

    When: March 24 10am - 2pm

    Where: Edinburgh Oval South Curtin University, Edinburgh Oval South, Bentley Perth WA AU

    What: A family fun day event with live music, food vans, face painting, cuddly animal farm and more. Dress in Purple and unite with the Perth community as we complete 1km laps of the Oval to raise awareness.

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  • Rakaia School Purple Day

    When: 26 March 2019

    Where: Rakaia Dunford Street Rakaia 7710 NZ

    What: Mufti Day

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  • Seize The Sundial and Walk With PurpleforKaia

    When: Tuesday, March 26, 2019. 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Where: Sundial Bridge at The Turtle Bay Park 840 Sundial Bridge Dr. Redding CA 96001 US

    What: Epilepsy Youth Awareness Event. The monumental moment where the entire bridge will be lit purple for Kaia. Bringing all the schools together to dress up purple and celebrate in bringing a voice to Epilepsy

    Contact: purpleforkaia@gmail.com

    FREE

  • Semana Púrpura

    When: Del 26 al 29 de Marzo de 2019

    Where: Bogotá Bogotá Bogotá CO

    What: Para la celebración del Día Púrpura (26 de marzo) Día Mundial de la Conciencia sobre la Epilepsia, se ha organiza la SEMANA PÚRPURA que irá desde el 26 al 29 de marzo durante la cual se desarrollarán Vídeo Conferencias sobre temas de epilepsia. Los invitamos a suscribirse al canal de YouTube Amigos Púrpura donde encontraran las charlas las cuales pueden ser vistas por todas las personas mundialmente.

    Contact: Alexandra Escobar, Edna Segura amigospurpura@gmail.com; familiaspurpura@gmail.com 3138260983 - 3054107322

  • Talk about Resilencia

    When: Saturday, July 7 at 6:00 p.m hour Colombia

    Where: Colombia Facebook Bogotá CO Amigos Purpura Bogotá Bogotá CO

    What: Virtual talk where the issue of RESILENCIA will be discussed, with the collaboration of the psychologist Luis Gabriel Niño. The talk will be made from Facebook, interested people from facebook @amigospurpura

    Contact: Alexandra Escobar alexandra_escobar84@hotmail.com 3138260983

  • Wear purple to school

    When: 26/3/19

    Where: Malvern Primary School Forster Street BELFAST Bt13 1HW GB

    What: Come to school wearing something purple! This could be purple clothes, purple hair or purple nails. Anything goes!

    Contact:

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  • Worldpremiere of the film: Are you there? 90 minutes documentary film about absence epilepsy

    When: 26th march 2019

    Where: Copenhagen, Denmark @ CPHDOX filmfestival DAGMAR Cinema Copenhagen DK

    What: When director Maartje Nevejan was a child she had absence epilepsy seizures, short moments of not being there.To experience other versions of reality and dimensions, at an age where you only have a limited amount of words to communicate, brings you in a very lonely place. It is scary and fascinating at the same time.When her son was also diagnosed with absence epilepsy, when he was 4 years old, they invented a game where they would find images in the outer world that would give them the “absence experience”. This game was the base of this film. A film Nevejan was afraid of making for the medical science describes it for centuries as a condition without consciousness, a short cut in the brain, a nothingness. Her fear disappeared when she connected with children and young people with absences today, because they all had the same fear of experiencing something very powerful, while people around them only see that they are not there. Nevejan connected the kids with artists and together in co- creation they shaped the worlds where the kids went to when they were not there. For the first time they told their secret stories ,doctors and parents were not aware of. In the film Nevejan goes on a journey with four young adults, two boys and two girls, who were part of the art project. They encounter neurologists, scientists and artists, wild wolves, black holes, Vantablack and technological machines: their helpers in this phenomenological quest. How do our experience feel, taste, sound and smell like? How do these inner images occur? Are they real? can we find a language to talk about it? Could these holes in our lives turn into portals towards new knowledge? This mysterious non-being, on the bottom of our existence can give us, just as a dark night full of stars, a feeling of belonging and also create a huge fear in us.

    Contact: maartje nevejan maartje@nevejan.nl