Epilepsy Awareness on Purple Day™!
March 26th was Purple Day™, which is an international day for epilepsy awareness. Every year on Purple Day™, people in countries all over the world wear purple and participate in events and activities dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy in our communities. Check out some information below to find out what the BC Epilepsy Society did to celebrate Purple Day™ and raise awareness of epilepsy!
On Purple Day™, we documented the amazing landmarks that lit up purple in honour of epilepsy awareness. To see famous landmarks like Science World, the Olympic Cauldron and BC Place lighting up purple, check out our video below:
As part of our March is Purple Month! campaign, we also hosted two free workshops at GOLD’S GYM. Workshop participants were excited to learn more about epilepsy and seizures, how to recognize seizures when they occur and what to do if they witness a seizure.
Additionally, on Purple Day™, we had an information table at GOLD'S GYM with resources on epilepsy and a photo booth featuring our I Am A Voice for Epilepsy Awareness campaign. Many people came to our table to ask questions about epilepsy and take photos to show that they are a voice for epilepsy awareness. Check them out below:
Finally, on Purple Day™, members of our Brain in Mind club at Simon Fraser University hosted a purple-themed bake sale and urged everyone to increase their awareness of epilepsy. You can find out more about the Brain in Mind club here and check out some photos of their Purple Day™ bake sale below:
We hope that everyone had an amazing Purple Day™! Thank to everyone who posted their Purple Day™ photos and tagged us in them on social media! Find out more about Purple Day™ here.