A welcome message from Director of Purple Day Asia


Warm greetings everyone!

I’m excited to have this chance to express the philosophy behind Purple Day Asia and its activities. 

 

It is my firm belief that the life can prove to be tremendously difficult for people with epilepsy and seizure disorders. 

This is mainly because of the widely held stigma and prejudice that people in many countries in the world tend to have about the people with epilepsy.

 

To say a few examples, many people in developing countries still believe that people with epilepsy have an evil spirit and thus needs to be cut off from the rest of the society. Also, in some relatively developed countries, where financial independence and single life is a demand of society, people with epilepsy can hardly find a work and enjoy an independent life without relying on their family. It is the same case with marriage; people who have seizure disorders is most likely to get rejected by families when they want to start a happy marriage. Due to these lingering stigma and fear, people with epilepsy cant easily integrate into society that they are part of and enjoy their life like other ordinary folks.

 

We established Purple Day Asia exactly to end this stigma and negativity that people in Asian countries usually have toward epilepsy. Through our activities, we want to enlighten people not to fear of  people with epilepsy and spread messages of welcoming and acceptance. Further, we want to send a message to the people with epilepsy that they are not all alone and we are here to help them enjoy a happy life. In short, we stand shoulder to shoulder until the vestiges of stigma vanishes in all societies.

 

I invite you all to be a part of this wonderful campaign!

My sincere regards, 

Toshihiko Fukuchi

Director of Purple Day Asia


Do you know that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy in the world?

That means at least 500 million people in the world, in some form suffer from various prejudice and stigma!

Purple Day Asia aims to end the widely-held stigma and prejudice about epilepsy in Asia while raising public awareness!


Our mission



Purple Day Asia is a large grass root campaign in Asia that aims to raise public awareness and end stigma about epilepsy.

Purple Day



Purple Day, 26th March, founded by Cassidy Megan, aims to enlighten the awareness of epilepsy and reduce the stigma.

 

Get involved



You can get involved in the activities of Purple Day Asia organized in your country or simply submit us your own proposal!

Projects



We are now collaborating with several domestic and overseas institutions and facilities to conduct our projects! 

 



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