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Purple Day 2021: Unmask Epilepsy


Team Udayavani, Mar 26, 2021, 11:37 AM IST

Purple Day or Epilepsy Awareness Day is celebrated annually on March 26. The day is meant to raise awareness among the people and reduce the social stigma related to epilepsy, which is one of the most common neurological disorders.

Epilepsy Awareness Day was founded by Cassidy Megan from Nova Scotia. The first-ever event was held on March 26.

Cassidy was nine when she was diagnosed with the disorder. She was motivated to share the struggles of living with epilepsy after she realized the public understanding of this disorder.

Cassidy and the Epilepsy Association of the Maritimes partnered with The Anita Kaufmann Foundation to launch Purple Day internationally.

Various campaigns are structured on this day to raise awareness and support the education of epilepsy in the world as well as dispel myths and stigma surrounding it.

 

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