MORE than 800,000 Australians will be affected by epilepsy in their lifetime. Yet sadly, due to a social stigma and misconceptions, many people do not disclose their condition.
March 26 is Purple Day, a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness worldwide. I encourage the community to support Purple Day during March by simply making or donation or getting involved at www.epilepsy.org.au. CAROL IRELAND, chief executive, Epilepsy Action Australia.