Join The Purple Pumpkin Project of Simcoe County Facebook page by clicking here.
“Why is your pumpkin purple?“
In September 2012, while on a drive through Connecticut one Sunday morning with his family, the founder of the Purple Pumpkin Project (Ron Lamontagne) was brainstorming ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness.
The local pumpkin patch provided the solution.
Since families would soon be decorating pumpkins, Ron decided to make one purple and tell people about epilepsy when they asked, “Why is your pumpkin purple?”
Epilepsy Simcoe County is thrilled to organize the 1st Annual Purple Pumpkin Project in our region. It is our goal to continually increase awareness and to open up the needed conversations about Epilepsy.
Read our most recent press release here.
While the Project will run throughout the entire month of October, we are excited to be at Rounds’s Ranch on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am to 5pm. Be sure to come and decorate your pumpkins (with anything and everything purple!) to continue the conversation about #EpilepsyAwareness.
There are so many different ways that businesses, schools, and individuals can become involved at The Purple Pumpkin Project of Simcoe County; here are just a few:
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. Click here to see our collection.
Donate directly to the #PurplePumpkinProjectOfSimcoeCounty by clicking here. We’re registered with the CRA, and your gift will be tax deductible; your contribution helps us maintain the support that we are able to provide throughout Simcoe County.
Click on the posters to download and display in your office and around the community.
Start a Best Decorated Purple Pumpkin contest in your office and auction them off to clients or colleagues.
In your school or childcare center, decorate real or paper purple pumpkins and encourage families to donate $2.
Remember: Be sure to take pictures and post them online and on our Facebook Page with the hashtag #PurplePumpkinProjectOfSimcoeCounty (we’d love to see them!)