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Roseanna goes purple for Epilepsy Day

Roseanna is wearing purple today in support of a campaign to get people talking about epilepsy.  Along with other MSPs, Ms Cunningham is drawing attention to international Purple Day along with hundreds of Epilepsy Scotland supporters who are taking part in fun activities up and down the country.  


She said:

 “Purple Day is a light-hearted and engaging way for the public to learn about a difficult and often hidden condition.   One in 97 of my constituents has epilepsy and it can affect more than their health.  Too often the social impact of epilepsy can be harder to live with than the seizures.  The best awareness campaigns help people to understand more about an issue so they want to make change happen.  That is why I’m wearing purple today to support Epilepsy Scotland’s campaign.” 

Epilepsy Scotland chief executive Lesslie Young said:

“Everyone can enjoy being part of Purple Day, whether you are at school, work or having a rest on 26 March.  This year our social media followers are sending a wish for Purple Day to go on a ‘wishing tree’ here at our Glasgow office.  Our Turn Scotland Purple campaign is attracting famous Scottish landmarks like Oban’s McCaig’s Tower and the Falkirk Wheel to be floodlit for Purple Day.  Even Glencoe Mountain Resort Centre will have snowmen wearing purple ribbons!  We truly value MSPs for getting involved and making this a special day for 54,000 people living with epilepsy in Scotland.”


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Note:  Purple Day was founded in 2008 in Canada by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan who has epilepsy.  Lavender is the international colour associated with epilepsy.



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