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March is Epilepsy Awareness Month

What is Make March Purple for epilepsy?

Each March the world turns purple in support of the 50 million people living with epilepsy. In 2021 Epilepsy Queensland invites you to join the movement happening in over 130 countries around the world and make March purple for epilepsy!

Make March Purple is an Australia wide campaign supported by epilepsy organizations across the country and the national peak body – Epilepsy Australia.

World Purple Day, held on March 26 is an international day of awareness for people impacted by epilepsy.

How can you Make March Purple for epilepsy?

During the month of March, Epilepsy Queensland invites you to get involved. On this page, you will find the many ways you can raise funds and awareness in support of the 280 Australians diagnosed with epilepsy every week.

You can choose to host your own event at home or work, set yourself a personal challenge OR join our ULTIMATE challenge and agree to climb the Story Bridge on March 26th just as it lights up PURPLE.

During March you will see iconic landmarks around the world light up PURPLE. Check out who and what will be going PURPLE by clicking the illuminations button below. If you have a tree, a building, or even a windmill you can light up Purple, let us know.

Remember to share your purple and share your story with Epilepsy Australia and, with the world this March. Find out how below.

Everybody LOVES Doughnuts – Right?  Well, now you have the perfect excuse. Epilepsy Queensland is teaming up with Doughnut Time this March. They will turn their crowd favourite the OG doughnut PURPLE for the month of March and donate $1 from every one sold to support people living with Epilepsy. You can view and pre-order your box of deliciousness from 15 February. Click here to see the PURPLE doughnuts they have dreamed up… you can even order a gift box that includes the Epilepsy Australia PURPLE plush toy!


Find out more about Making March Purple on the Epilepsy Australia website.