Programs and Resources
Epilepsy doesn’t have to stop you from living your life to the fullest. That’s
why UCB, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company, supports organizations we believe
in that are helping people with epilepsy make the most of their lives. From summer camps and
Canine Assistants to our
scholarship program, we’re passionate about supporting unique programs
designed to help the lives of people with epilepsy as well as their caregivers.
Purple Day and the National Walk for Epilespy
Two Great Epilepsy Community Events for March
Purple Day - March 26, 2009
Wear Purple and Wake Up the World
Cassidy Megan lives in a small fishing village in Canada. She loves cheerleading, dressing up, Girl Scouts, and her family pets. She also has epilepsy and deals on a weekly and sometimes daily basis with seizures.
Last year, Cassidy dreamed of creating a single day, March 26, when people around the world would wear purple to show their support of all those who have epilepsy. Why purple? Lavender is the color associated with epilepsy.
"I always thought I was the only one with epilepsy. I was afraid to tell people about my epilepsy because I thought they would make fun of me. So when my mom told me that lavender is the color for epilepsy and that I shouldn't feel alone because there are 50 million people around the world with epilepsy, I came up with the idea of Purple Day."
Now Cassidy and the Anita Kaufmann Foundation are bringing Purple Day to the US.
The little girl who dares to dream big will be joined by Paul Shaffer of the David Letterman Show and a host of other celebrities in a kickoff event in New York City to launch Purple Day USA on March 26th.
Now you can get in on the action! Spread the word about Purple Day, wear purple to raise awareness about epilepsy, and learn more at www.purpleday.org.
National Walk for Epilepsy - March 28, 2009
National Mall, Washington D.C.
There are as many reasons to participate in the National Walk for Epilepsy as there are participants. But there is one thing that everyone who takes part shares—the desire to make a difference. Participate in this year's event by registering to walk as an individual, creating a team, or donating directly. For more information, visit www.walkforepilepsy.org.