We are just one week from our second major epilepsy awareness day of the year - Purple Day®!
Purple Day® takes place in Ireland this year on March 25th and we are appealing for your support! You can get involved in a number of ways:
- Donate and turn Ireland Purple
- Get the purple look for Epilepsy awareness by wearing Purple or creating a look with make-up or facepaint!
- Identify buildings to light up Purple
- Devise a socially distant fundraising challenge to raise vital funds for our work
- Get your "Degree"
- Tell your story with epilepsy to raise awareness!
- Spread the word on social media by changing your covers!
You can read all about the above by clicking HERE.
On Purple Day®, we will also be unveiling our finished patch for the #PurplePatchChallenge. There was a truly heartwarming response to this fun awareness-raising iniative and we can't wait to show you the finished patch. You can read more on this here and here.
While Purple Day® is a major day for epilepsy awareness, it is also a major fundraising day for Epilepsy Ireland. When the restrictions were first introduced last year in advance of Purple Day® 2020, we never could've imagined that we'd still be in these abnormal times one year later. However, the necessary restrictions in the continuing battle against COVID-19 means that once again this year, Purple Day® 2021 will be entirely online.
The loss of public & traditional fundraising events has affected us greatly with a significant reducation in fundraised income in 2020 so every donation in the current climate is vital and greatly appreciated.
Please consider supporting our efforts in order to help us continue our work towards a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy.
Remember - we're still here. Throughout the pandemic, we have been continuing to provide our vital services for people with epilepsy and their families. You can find details of your local Community Resource Officer by clicking HERE.
About Purple Day®
Purple Day® is an international grassroots campaign founded by Canadian woman,Cassidy Megan. The day sees people across the world encouraged to wear purple in the name of epilepsy awareness and well-known buildings across the globe also light up purple in recognition of the estimated 50 million people living with epilepsy across the globe.
Globally, the day takes place on March 26th. However, the day is being celebrated in Ireland this year on March 25th. It was identified by Epilepsy Ireland that the day was landing on the same day as Daffodil day and we know that many of our supporters would like to support both days and we therefore decided to lead the global awareness raising by moving Purple Day® in Ireland to March 25th.
Purple Day® is a Registered Trademark of The Anita Kaufmann Foundation.
For more on Purple Day®, see Purpledayeveryday.org.