Cassidy Megan created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy. Cassidy’s goal is to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. The Epilepsy Association of The Maritimes came on board in 2008 to help develop Cassidy’s idea which is now known as Purple Day.
In 2009, Cassidy Megan, Epilepsy Association of The Maritimes and the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation joined forces to launch Purple Day internationally. As the global sponsors of Purple Day, Cassidy Megan and both global partners are committed to partnering with individuals and organizations around the world to promote epilepsy awareness.
The combined efforts of Cassidy Megan, EAM and AKF have led to the involvement of numerous organizations, schools, businesses, politicians and celebrities around the world.
Purple Day - March 26
On behalf of the Purple Day Team (Cassidy Megan, EAM & AKFUS ) we want to thank all the Purple Day Ambassadors and participants world-wide for their efforts in educating people about epilepsy. For more information on how you can get involved, click Join the Campaign. Please wear purple on March 26 to promote epilepsy awareness world-wide.