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Purple Day Balloon Launch!

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Salt Lake City,Utah – March 19, 2011

In 2008, a 9-year old from Nova Scotia, Canada had an idea. Ideas are not uncommon in 9-year olds; however, this particular one affected 50 million people worldwide. Cassidy Megan was motivated to create Purple Day from her own experiences with Epilepsy. Cassidy and her family set out to encourage people to talk about Epilepsy, to accept people who live with Epilepsy and to send a message to people with Epilepsy- they do not need to hide.

On March 26th, the Epilepsy Association of Utah, in coordination with The Utah Parent’s Center, will celebrate the lives of all 50,000 people in Utah who have Epilepsy by launching purple balloons; tied with the hopes, dreams and memories of everyone affected.

Please join us at Murray High School immediately following the Family Links Conference in sending the message that Epilepsy is no longer ‘sacred’, it is accepted.

When: March 26th, 2011 @ 4:00pm
Where: Murray High School
5440 South State Street
Murray, Utah

About Purple Day
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about Epilepsy. Every year on March 26th, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of Epilepsy awareness. In 2010, people in dozens of countries worldwide participated in Purple Day. With your participation, Purple Day 2011 will grow to be even bigger!

About The Epilepsy Association of Utah
The Epilepsy Association of Utah provides awareness, education, support services and advocacy for and in behalf of all those dealing with the many challenges of Epilepsy/seizure disorders.

About The Utah Parent Center
The Utah Parent Center is an award-winning, non-profit organization founded in 1984 by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents facing similar challenges throughout Utah.

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