29-03-2017| Thank you for supporting Purple Day

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Epilepsy Ireland would like to thank all the Irish buildings and businesses that turned purple to raise epilepsy awareness last Sunday. Over 30 well known Irish buildings such as The Convention Centre and Cork Opera House showed their support for the cause. Epilepsy Ireland is also grateful to everyone who supported the day on social media.

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On the day, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of the condition. Purple Day is the brainchild of a young Canadian girl Cassidy Megan. Cassidy created the idea in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy. Her goal is to get people talking about epilepsy in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. 

In 2009, the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined forces to launch Purple Day internationally. As the global sponsors of Purple Day, both organizations are committed to partnering with individuals and organizations around the world to promote epilepsy awareness.

A selection of photos can be viewed by logging on to the Epilepsy Ireland Facebook page.