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Purple Day Balloon Launch 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PURPLE DAY BALLOON LAUNCH SCHEDULED

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LAKE CITY, Utah, March 13, 2012 – In its efforts to help increase
global and local Epilepsy awareness, the Epilepsy Association of Utah
(EAU) will celebrate National Purple Day, held annually on March 26th,
by holding a Purple Balloon Launch in Murray City. Each of the hundreds
of balloon will be filled & tied with thoughts, hopes and memories
of everyone, including the 50 million affected worldwide and as many as
150,000 from Utah; and then, released as a symbol of freedom and
independence while each purple balloon finds its way into the world.

Date:     Monday March 26th
Time:     6:00pm
Place:    Murray City Hall Building
    5025 South State Street
    Murray, UT

Those
interested in attending should meet at Murray City Hall at 6:00pm to
prepare for the balloon launch. Admission is free and all ages are
encouraged to participate. More information regarding this and other
scheduled Purple Day events can be found on the Epilepsy Association of
Utah’s website: www.epilepsyut.org

About Purple Day
National
Purple Day was created by the idea of a 9-year-old girl, Cassidy Megan,
motivated by her own struggles with Epilepsy. Cassidy’s goal was and
continues to be encouraging people to talk about Epilepsy while
dismissing the myths and assuring those with seizures – they are not
alone. Now every year on March 26th,
people all around the world are invited to wear purple and involve
themselves in events in promotional events supporting Epilepsy
awareness.

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. More information can be
found on their website @ www.epilepsyut.org

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