Founded in 2008, by then nine-year old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, 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.
There are more than 10,000 people in our province with epilepsy. When medication is unsuccessful – surgery is necessary. The Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program’s goal is to raise funds for equipment that is required during brain surgery that will help identify where speech is located in the brain, the area responsible to movement, and to localize the area causing the seizures so it can be removed. Having this equipment readily available will help reduce the wait time for epilepsy surgery, reduce health care costs due to emergency room admissions, give the patients a sense of normalcy after a successful surgery, and reduce the chance of surgical deficits.
Since 2015, over $63,000 has been raised at Purple Day events.
Your support makes a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy.
To make a donation to the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program, visit https://ruhf.org/donate/.