Tuesday March 26th is Purple Day! Celebrated annually on March 26th, Purple Day brings global awareness to epilepsy. What started as a grassroots effort is celebrated by everyone from 5th grade classrooms to major celebrities and is celebrated by wearing the color purple.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting nearly 50 million people around the world. It is characterized by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
By spreading awareness, you can help support programs that educate people with epilepsy, their loved ones, and the public about the disorder.
This kind of support empowers volunteers to be advocates for people with epilepsy, focusing on affordable health care and the protection of civil rights.
For more information about epilepsy, visit https://epilepsyaz.org/