Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride will join with leading charity Epilepsy Scotland in drawing the public’s attention to this international fun day by inviting people to wear or do something ‘purple’. Historically lavender is the international colour associated with epilepsy.
Linda said “Epilepsy already affects 50 million people worldwide, with 54,000 here in Scotland and many of my own constituents in East Kilbride. Yet most of us know very little about this long-term condition. So Purple Day can get people thinking and talking about epilepsy while they learn more about it in a light -hearted way. I’m proud to be an epilepsy ambassador and proud to be part of Purple Day.
“Whether you’re at school, home, working, or retired, you can follow Purple Day in your own way. Anyone interested in knowing more about this good cause can visit www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk”
Notes to editor
- 1. Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people. We represent 54,000 Scots with epilepsy, their families and carers. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information, or try firstname.lastname@example.org, text 07786 209501, find us on twitter @epilepsy_scot twitter or facebook or visit: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk
- Purple Day was founded in Canada by nine years old Cassidy Megan in 2008 who has epilepsy.
- For more details please contact Allana Parker, Public Affairs Officer on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.