Purple Day - 26 March
- the international day of epilepsy awareness.
Purple day was founded by a girl in Nova Scotia who had been struggling with her own epilepsy.
There are now events on every continent.
The Sheffield Branch of Epilepsy Action was joined by many other people not only in this country but around the world in marking the international day of epilepsy awareness.
Whatever the reason of your interest you can chat to us for advice and get information to take away on: the basics of epilepsy, diagnosis, treatment, living with epilepsy, memory, children, education and work, and help and support services and more.
Purple Day is a chance for you to:
End stigma - Your voice is vital to campaigns that raise awareness of epilepsy.
Improve healthcare - Your support funds the advice and resources people need to demand better healthcare.
Stand together - EA volunteers run a national network of local support groups - like this one. You can also be part of our global online communities, like Facebook and forum4e.
Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries.
Around 1 in 100 people have epilepsy. - 5,600 in Sheffield - 70 million worldwide
People with epilepsy and their families can face stigma and discrimination.
If you weren’t able to get to the drop-in advice and information event, but would like some help - just get in touch and we will try and help you.