Purple Day 2020

To donate to Purple Day in Simcoe County, please click here and click Purple Day, 2020 from the drop-down menu.

Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.


At just nine years old, Cassidy Megan planted the seed that would one day grow into an international phenomenon.

After being diagnosed with epilepsy when she was seven, Cassidy realized many of her classmates knew very little about seizure disorders. When she set out to change that realization, Purple Day was born, and on June 28, 2012, the Purple Day Act (Bill C-278) received Royal Assent.

Anybody interested in supporting Purple Day in Simcoe County can become a “Purple Ambassador” by wearing purple and spreading awareness of epilepsy in the area and to family and friends.

Save the Date: Flag Raising Locations

Cancelled Collingwood, ON

Cancelled

Innisfil, ON

Cancelled

Bradford, ON

Thurs, March 26th, 2020, 2pm. Old Town Hall, 61 Holland Street East. To be notified of updates for the flag raising in Bradford, please fill out the form on the right.

The Purple Door Campaign

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and this year we’re excited to launch #THEPURPLEDOOR2020 (courtesy of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario)! Schools and workplaces are invited to participate; those who submit photos will be entered into a draw to win a prize. Find out more information here.

Simcoe County Proclamations for 2020

Thank you to the following cities and townships for your support in proclaiming Purple Day around our area:

Other Ways To Get Involved

There are so many different ways that businesses, schools, and individuals can become involved at Purple Day; here are just a few:

Shop

Purchase some wear from our collection;  40% from all merchandise purchased will go to our Chapter to help support those living in Simcoe County who have epilepsy. 

Donate

Our goal is to create understanding and acceptance of epilepsy. By making a donation of simply $20, you’ll become part of creating awareness within Simcoe County.

Fundraise

In your school or childcare center, have a purple bake sale and / or encourage families to donate $1 (which represents the 1 in 100 people who have epilepsy).

Display

Click on the poster on the left to download; display in your office and around the community.

Send us an email and let us know you’ve taken the pledge at epilepsysimcoecounty@rogers.com

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