Purple Day: March 26

Purple: it’s not just the colour of royalty – it’s also the colour that starts the conversation of us every March and inspires us to turn the city of Calgary purple.

In 2008 a girl named Cassidy Megan had a great idea. She wanted to get people talking about epilepsy because, as someone living with the condition, she knew firsthand there were too many myths and too many people with seizures who felt alone.

And it stuck. Great ideas have a tendency to do that. It helped that Cassidy, like all people with epilepsy, is an incredibly special and determined person. March 26th became internationally recognized as Purple Day.

Every March, through community outreach and various events, the Epilepsy Association of Calgary tries to raise awareness of epilepsy. Join us this year, next year and every year and help learn and spread the facts about epilepsy.

In Calgary, watch for the 2020 Purple Lightings at Calgary Tower, Reconciliation Bridge and TELUS Spark! In Red Deer, the west side of City Hall will also be lit purple for Purple Day!


2020 Purple Day Poster

DIY Fundraising Ideas Brochure

Motivational Purple Day Bookmarks

Downloadable Purple Day Tweets to share on social media:

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