First started in 2008 by a kid with epilepsy, the movement has continued to grow with a focal point of raising awareness of epilepsy. Every 1 in 100 people are affected, thus it is a serious issue that people need to be aware of. You can take action by being one of many people across many continents around the world (including Antarctica) that takes part in Purple Day in 2012.
There are many ways to do this. The easiest way is to wear purple on Purple Day or buy an official purple ribbon from participating outlets (or via the website) to show your support. You can also host your own Purple Day event, become a Purple Day Ambassador or hold a Purple Day party. There are plenty more ideas available on the website to help you spread the word about Purple Day.
You can also become a Purple Day Hero by raising money for EQ. All you have to do is follow the steps via the website,= and create your own online fundraising page. From there you can email your family and friends to donate to this worthwhile cause. Keep track of your progress, promote Purple Day and much more with online tips and other information available via the website. If you can't create your own page, you can still donate to your friends who are participating in Purple Day by visiting the website and donating online.
As a local host, the University of Queensland will be holding an official Purple Day Event, where you can listen to informative talks, have lunch and meet like minded people. There will also be some great activities to keep the kids entertained, so contact 3435 5000 to register your interest. So grab your mates and head to UQ for the Purple Day Event. Show your true colours this Purple Day and wear purple to raise awareness for this vital cause.