Paint the town pur­ple

Central Leader - - LIFESTYLE& LEISURE -

March 26 is in­ter­na­tional pur­ple day for epilepsy, and Epilepsy New Zealand is do­ing its bit to en­sure the day is cel­e­brated proudly for all those with the con­di­tion, an es­ti­mated 90,000 people in New Zealand.

This month, Epilepsy New Zealand is chal­leng­ing ev­ery­one to be a hero on March 26 and help raise aware­ness of epilepsy in the com­mu­nity.

Whether you fancy stripes, flo­rals, polka dots or pais­ley, as long as it’s pur­ple it will be per­fect for Pur­ple Day. If you’re the so­cial and en­er­getic type, why not or­gan­ise an event at work, school or with friends and get people to con­trib­ute on the day?

Cre­ate a theme – wear your best and bright­est pur­ple cloth­ing, the most out­ra­geous pur­ple out­fit or even go the ex­tra mile and dye your hair pur­ple!

Epilepsy New Zealand needs vol­un­teers to hold pur­ple themed events around the coun­try to raise aware­ness.

Prizes will be awarded to the big­gest and most cre­ative events.

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