March 26, 2017

March 26 is Purple Day in the United States and Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia created the idea of Purple Day 2008 in an effort to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia came on board to help develop Cassidy’s idea, which is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign.

People are encouraged to wear a purple on March 26. Purple and lavender are often associated with epilepsy, as for example in the wearing of a lavender ribbon.

It is also the birthday of Robert Frost and Tennessee Williams.


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