Beginning in 2008, people are encouraged to wear a purple-colored item of clothing on 26 March. Purple and lavender are often associated with epilepsy, as for example in the wearing a lavender ribbon. Purple Day is an event designed to raise awareness of Epilepsy. Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia  Canada created the idea of Purple Day in 2008, motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is one of the most common of the serious neurological disorders. Genetic, congenital, and developmental conditions are mostly associated with it among younger patients; tumors are more likely over age 40; head trauma and central nervous system infections may occur at any age.
Sui Zhang