Inland Empire News | Purple Day 2016

March 21, 2016

By: Megan McClain

 Purple looks great on everyone—especially on March 26th.

This Saturday, March 26th is Purple Day, an international awareness campaign for epilepsy. Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which nerve clusters behave abnormally, causing strange behavior, seizures and other symptoms. Seizures affect one in 10 people, which can occur multiple times a day and sometimes hundreds for people with epilepsy.

On Purple Day, Epilepsy Education Everywhere is urging people in the Inland Empire and beyond to wear purple and spread awareness about the hidden disease.

 

 

Epilepsy Education Everywhere’s mission is to help people with epilepsy through education and support by educating the public about the disease and how to help when a seizure occurs, and also by giving encouragement to those with the disease.


They host awareness events including The Purple Ball, educate medical staff and the community about epilepsy and will be offering a speaker series.

 

Epilepsy Education Everywhere is at 25920 Iris Avenue, Suite 13A-313 in Moreno Valley, CA, 92551. For more information about the organization, other events or epilepsy call (951) 892-5265 or visit epilepsyed.org.

 

You can learn more about Purple Day events by visiting http://www.purpleday.org/.