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Epilepsy NZ’s Huge Purple Day Challenge!

Epilepsy NZ’s Huge Purple Day Challenge!

26 March is International Purple Day for epilepsy, and Epilepsy New Zealand is doing its bit to ensure the day is celebrated proudly for all those with the condition, an estimated 90,000 people in New Zealand.

This March, Epilepsy New Zealand challenges you to be a Hero on March 26 and help raise awareness of epilepsy in your community. Whether you fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley, as long as it’s purple, it will be perfect for Purple Day. If you’re the social and energetic type, why not organise an event at work, school or with friends? Create a theme – wear your best and brightest purple clothing, the most outrageous purple outfit, go the extra mile and dye your hair purple – and get people to contribute on the day for the honour of participating (and having a really good time). Any excuse for a get together is good. Have it over morning tea, lunch, and don’t forget the catwalk parade!

2014 is the third time that Purple Day has ever been held in New Zealand. Because of this, Epilepsy New Zealand is sending out a challenge to all New Zealanders – to make Purple Day 2014 the biggest it has ever been. To do this, Epilepsy New Zealand needs volunteers to hold purple themed events around the country to raise awareness of epilepsy. Prizes will be awarded to the biggest and most creative Purple Day events held throughout the country.

To host or participate, just register www.epilepsy.org.nz online or email national@epilepsy.org.nz. All funds raised go directly to Epilepsy New Zealand. Your support will contribute directly to improving the everyday lives of people with epilepsy and their families.

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