March 26th is Purple Day®

Also called World Epilepsy Day™, and was created by Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, who thought it was important to have a day dedicated to talking about epilepsy and teaching others about epilepsy across the globe. She was inspired by her own experience living with epilepsy and her desire to raise awareness as a way to let others with epilepsy know they are not alone. The day officially launched internationally in 2009 thanks to the global sponsors of Purple Day®, the Anita Kaufmann Foundation and the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia.

We have created this set of toolkits to give schools, colleges and universitiesworkplaces, and those at home an easy guide for how they can GO PURPLE in honor of Purple Day®.

*Purple Day is a federally registered trademark owned by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation.


Advocating for You


The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York has an active grassroots advocacy network where consumers effect change in the social service delivery system at the local, state, and national levels. Development of services are provided by individual advocacy and systems advocacy.

For further information on who represents you, please contact the League of Women Voters.

At the Epilepsy Foundation, we advocate vigorously for people with epilepsy. We believe that having access to medical specialists, the right medications and treatment options makes a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals with epilepsy and their family members. Besides advocating for the best medical care, we offer support in social services, employment, insurance and legal rights.

At the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, we believe that by raising the level of awareness and teaching the general public about epilepsy, we can help reduce the fear and stigma associated with the disorder. If you are interested in advocating for epilepsy, contact us at (518) 456-7501.

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