Purple Day





Saturday 26 March 2016



There isn’t just one reason to raise funds this Purple Day, there are 50 million! That’s the number of people living with epilepsy in the world right now

Event details

Where: Friday 26 March 2016
Where: Nationwide

About Purple Day

Purple Day began back in 2008 and has since become the international day for epilepsy awareness. Founded in the United States by Cassidy Megan, Purple Day is celebrated throughout the world and strives to raise awareness of, and dispel the myths associated with epilepsy.

 What’s involved?

This Purple Day, Epilepsy New Zealand is quite literally turning purple – and we want you to join us!

You can do anything – just make sure its PURPLE!

There are so many ways to go purple this Purple Day - here are just a few to get you started:

  • Plan a PURPLE event – you can do anything, just do it purple! Get together with your friends, family, colleagues or community group and see what purple-licious events you might like to take part in. For example - Have a 'wear PURPLE' mufti day at your school or workplace and/or organise a PURPLE morning tea for your work colleagues.

  • Paint yourself PURPLE - you can paint your hair, your face, even your moustache – but make sure you get sponsored to do so!

  • Learn more about epilepsy and PURPLE Day – then tell 5 people a fact throughout the day

  • Eat PURPLE foods – Everyone loves to bake and what we love is how simple it can be! Why not organise a bake off and sell the cakes you bake amongst your family, colleagues and friends.

What’s next?

Click here  and tell us the details of your event: Who, what, where, when and how many ribbons you will need (please provide full postal details).

We will then contact you and send you your requested number of purple ribbons - which you will be able to offer for some much needed gold coin donations, to help us help those with epilepsy. Good luck and welcome aboard!

To get some ideas for Purple Day, check out our photo gallery here! 


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