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Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder. Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigmas commonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition, to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance, and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.
The day occurs annually on March 26.
Formation and history
The concept of Purple Day was initiated by a 9-year-old named Cassidy Megan, and was motivated by her own struggle with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped to develop Cassidy's idea, and the first Purple Day event was held on March 26, 2008, and is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign.
In 2009, the New York-based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined to launch Purple Day internationally and increase the involvement of numerous organizations, schools, businesses, politicians and celebrities around the world. On March 26, 2009 over 100,000 students, 95 workplaces and 116 politicians participated in Purple Day. In March 2009, the official USA Purple Day Party launch was organized by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. Canadian Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman attended the official launch at Dylan's Candy Bar in New York City.
In March 2012, Purple Day received the Royal Assent and became a legal day for epilepsy awareness in Canada.
In December 2015, Electronics retailer Dick Smith had arranged a major corporate partnership with Epilepsy Action Australia to support Purple Day in Australia with a $50,000 cash sponsorship, prizes and exclusive distribution of Purple Day merchandise. A week prior to Purple Day celebrations in 2016, Dick Smith was placed in receivership. Later, the Retail Food Group provided a $50,000 donation to match Dick Smith's previously promised sponsorship.
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I made this card to celebrate the day - of course in purple. I used a brand new set I recently bought from ALTENEW - Build a Flower : LARKSPUR Bundle
I used everything purple and lilac. I stamped the main outline image several times on the background and then made another one, using all parts of the stamps, which I raised on 3D foamies. I also purchased the matching die set :-D
This is such a beautiful card and I love you have joined us today to help raise awareness. It is so important. My giveaway is on IG xxReplyDelete
Beautiful card for raising epilepsy awareness.ReplyDelete
your card is so very beautiful!
Thank you for joining in this blog hop!
A gorgeous card, Ike, and I love that you created it for a great purpose. I will try to join the blog hop. Hugs, my friend.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful in PURPLE! It's a great way to spreading awareness through this amazinh Hop! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card, love the gorgeous die. Thanks for raising awareness through this hop. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
Wow Ike! your card is stunning! Such an exciting blog hop and I am so happy to be a part of it and spread such an important message.ReplyDelete
Your card is beautiful, Ike! I love the purple flowers and gorgeous die-cut border! P.S. Please don't include me in your giveaway :-)ReplyDelete
Your purple card is so special.ReplyDelete
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Wow your card is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant looking!! LOVE the elegant border below your floral panel so much! Please don't include me in your give away as I already have this one, but please feel free to stop over to my blog for a chance to win a prize I'm giving out if you're interested. Thanks so much for supporting this awareness by participating in this blog hop!! HUGSReplyDelete
So happy to be hopping with you! :D Your card is beautiful, what a super set, I am always so tempted to buy dies to match :) Very pleased we can be crafting together for a good cause today! Annabel xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card! I love all that beautiful purple! Thanks for organizing this important Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop! If you do this again next year PLEASE include me in your hop! Let's get the word out!ReplyDelete
Your card is so gorgeous with those beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for participating in this great cause.ReplyDelete
Very pretty and quite elegant as well. Purple is my faveReplyDelete
color and I'm happy to hear it's the sponsor color for this
Such a pretty card! I have known several people with epilepsy. Thank you for sharing this informational and inspirational hop!! I learned not to try and hold someone having a seizure.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, purple is my favorite color and like the lacy border. Great cause!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card. I too thank you and the others for this information. It's very helpful.ReplyDelete
What a glorious card, and all that purple really pops! Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing your lovely design with us.ReplyDelete
Love your beautiful card and your participation in such a worthy cause. God Bless you!ReplyDelete
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Thank you for the information on how the Purple Day began! So great of you to be a part of this awareness hop!ReplyDelete
What a great thing to bring awareness to epilepsy. Thank you! Gorgeous card with those lovely purple flowers.ReplyDelete
Always love purple and this card looks just gorgeous! Thanks for taking part in this awareness hop!ReplyDelete
What a striking and stunning card! So beautiful and such a wonderful cause you're supporting with this hop. Hugs, Wends xoxoReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. HUgzReplyDelete
Wow is this a beautiful card! I love purple already but this is beyond gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card! This hop has certainly enlightened me about this disease. Thank you for being a part of it.ReplyDelete
Your purple and lace card is very feminine and beautiful, Ike! And your prize is very generous! (Leave me out of the draw, please.) It was fun hopping with you today!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Love your purple card! I didn't know purple was the color that represented Epilepsy Awareness! I'm learning a lot on the hop!ReplyDelete
Thanks to the blog hop, I came accross your site.ReplyDelete
It's the first time I heard about Purple Day, although my sister has epilepsy (she is 52 now - and mentally disabled). - I have to check if March 26 (my birthday, so for sure I will remember) is known as epilespy awareness day here in Belgium too.
You made a beautiful card, in this important, heartwarming bloghop.
Spring greetings from Belgium, Lieve.
Hi again Ike. Just now I realized that by leaving a message I can be included in the draw. Please, my dear lady, include me. I will be really happy if I am lucky enough to win your great gift. Kisses!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for being part of this informational blog hop, Ike, and for sharing your gorgeously monochromatic purple creation. I did not realize how many types of epilepsy there are, nor the frequency it appears in the population. Big hugs, deReplyDelete
I've hopped on over from Kitty's blog during this Awareness Hop. I've learned so much. Lovely card and purple kitty :)ReplyDelete
Your card is really beautiful, and thank you for explaining the history behind this special day.ReplyDelete
Fabulous purple card and such a shame it has taken a 9yrs old to raise awareness but well done to CassidyReplyDelete
A beautiful purple card - and thanks so much for the hop!ReplyDelete
Wow, this is such an incredible card. Wonderful and sweet flowers and I love the colours too.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous floral card, Ike!!! WOW. I love that you did it all in purples. Larkspurs are not blooming here yet...have to wait for May or June for that...so your card is a welcome glimpse of what is to come. That set is stunning and you most definitely did it justice with this beautiful card. Love the fabulous fancy edge on the die cut, too.ReplyDelete
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Your card is so beautiful. I lost a sister with epilepsy and your card would have been the one she loved. The flowers are so prettyReplyDelete
soo beautiful purple flower card you madeReplyDelete
I am a lady who loves purple too
love your feminin card
Awesome use of this Altenew set! I especially like the 2nd generation stamping to fill out the design :-)ReplyDelete