Help bring epilepsy out of the shadows
Time/Date: Tuesday 26 March
During March, join Epilepsy Queensland Patron Wally Lewis and thousands of other Queenslanders, businesses and schools to support Purple Day for Epilepsy.
Purple Day (26 March) is a highlight event of the national epilepsy awareness campaign throughout March. It is an opportunity to have fun with all things purple, the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, and at the same time help raise funds and increase understanding of one of the world’s most common serious brain disorders.
This year, Epilepsy Queensland hopes to raise $100,000, which represents $1 for every Queensland child and adult living with epilepsy. Funds raised will help Epilepsy Queensland reach out to more people with epilepsy and their families to provide ongoing support, information and advocacy services.
To help achieve this target, people are encouraged to get involved by hosting purple themed fundraising events such as morning teas, buy or sell merchandise or collect donations. In addition, they can also raise funds to climb Brisbane’s Story Bridge on Purple Day.
Anyone can get involved by wearing purple on Purple Day and sharing a ‘purple selfie’ featuring one of the many purple illuminated landmarks across the State or at our Purple Day celebration event.
To get involved or for more information: visit and register online at www.epilepsyqueensland.com.au/purple-day, call 1300 852 853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDIA: If you would like further information or to arrange a photo/interview opportunity please contact Epilepsy Queensland’s Communications Manager, Karen Furnivall on (07) 3435 5000 / 0402 578 954 / email@example.com
Epilepsy Queensland Inc. was founded in 1969 and provides vital services and support to the 100,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with epilepsy. Through counselling services, guided workshops, and community advocacy Epilepsy Queensland is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy, their carers and families.