Stoney Point - March 26, 2019 - OurHometown.ca is sporting purple today in support of Purple Day. Canadian Cassidy Megan created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy and to dispel myths and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. 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!
50 Million people have epilepsy world wide. It is estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy. In 50% of cases the cause is unknown.
Get your purple on! We will be wearing ours in support of our guy, Tristan!