Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing
awareness about epilepsy worldwide.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition.To have epilepsy is to have a tendency to have recurring seizures. According to the website epilepsy.org, anyone can have a seizure, if the brain is exposed to a strong enough
stimulus. Electrical activity is happening in our brain all the time. A seizure
happens when there is a sudden burst of intense electrical activity in
On March 26th annually, people in
countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in
support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries
on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day. First grade students and staff at Crescent Elementary school in Rhinelander will be wearing purple Thursday, and purple ribbons will be available at all schools to raise awareness of epilepsy.
It’s estimated 50 million people world wide have epilepsy (1 in 100) and that half of those cases, the cause is unknown.