Penza regional children’s hospital to hold Purple Day event
Penza, 24 March 2016. PenzaNews. The Filatov Penza regional children’s hospital will hold an event dedicated to Purple Day for epilepsy campaign on Friday, March 25.
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The institution will hold courses for children affected by epilepsy and their relatives, the press service of the regional Health Ministry informed PenzaNews.
“Also we will hold a festive event for children. Moreover, neurologists will conduct individual consultations and Q&A sessions,” they added.
There are currently 518 children under 17 diagnosed with epilepsy, the Health Ministry clarified.
Purple Day is observed on March 26.
It was created by a 9-year-old Cassidy Megan, who was motivated by her epilepsy to get people to understand that she is not different from them and deserves to be treated as an equal.
On Purple Day, people are invited to express their support for people diagnosed with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia came on board to support Cassidy’s initiative, which soon was spread over by other organizations around the world.
The 2009 Purple Day brought together 100,000 students, around 100 civil organizations and over 100 renown politicians, while the CN Tower in Toronto was lit purple for that evening.