Purple Walk for Epilepsy WA and Family Fun Day
March 26, 2023
2023 is a very special year for Epilepsy WA as we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee. That’s 60 years of helping the WA community, fighting to reduce stigma and bringing epilepsy out of the shadows, which is something we aim to do even more of in our 60th year.
As always, we will be holding a month of purple-themed epilepsy awareness events during Purple Month in March, with the flagship event being our annual purple walk. The Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA will be held on Sunday March 26 from 10.30am until 1.30pm at Curtin University’s Edinburgh Oval South and this year it will be bigger and better than ever.
Registrations are now OPEN and everyone is invited to join in the purple fun – register today at www.purplewalk4epilepsywa.com.au
Our purple walk is a family friendly event which includes an all abilities walking track, live music, entertainment, food trucks, games and much more. All advance registrants will receive a free Jubilee gift so gather your friends and family and come join us to help celebrate our 60th year.
PURPLE LIGHTS 4 EPILEPSY WA
March 26, 2023
TIME: From 6pm
Purple Day (March 26th) is the international day dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness globally. Each year, Perth and regional landmarks light up purple on Purple Day to show support to our WA community and help us bring epilepsy out of the shadows.
Last year a record 46 landmarks lit up in purple for Epilepsy WA around the state, including:
- Perth Children’s Hospital
- QV1 Building (except Earth Hour 8.30pm-9.30pm)
- Rockingham Foreshore
- Crown Towers
- Trafalgar Bridge (except during Earth Hour)
- Council House (except during Earth Hour)
- Matagarup Bridge (except during Earth Hour)
- Mount Street Bridge (except during Earth Hour)
- Sky Ribbon Bridge (except during Earth Hour)
- Northbridge Tunnel (except during Earth Hour)
- Joondalup Drive Bridge (except during Earth Hour)
- Albany Town Square
- Alison Hartman Gardens, Albany
- Albany Ports
- Koombana Bay Foreshore, Bunbury
- Koombana Bay Footbridge, Bunbury
- Guppy Park, Bunbury
- Marlston Waterfront, Bunbury
- Marlston Hill Lookout, Bunbury
- Koombana Drive Roundabout, Bunbury
- Richmond Reserve, Bunbury
- Historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road, Bunbury
- Optus Stadium
- Yagan Square
- Fraser Avenue, Kings Park (except during Earth Hour)
- Elizabeth Quay
- The Bell Tower
- Fremantle Prison
- Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton (upgrades permitting)
- East Perth Power Station
- Curtin University (On March 26th & March 27th)
- Mandurah Bridge Lights
- State Library of WA, Perth (every night in March)
- Bunbury Ports
- Mindeerup Piazza, South Perth
- Northam Suspension Bridge
- Perth Concert Hall
- South Hedland Water Tower
- Broome Water Tower
- Derby Water Tower
- Eastern Goldfields Community Centre, Kalgoorlie
- William Grundt Memorial Library, Kalgoorlie
- Brockman Street, Manjimup
- King Edward Memorial Hospital (entry – they will endeavour to light up)
- Harvey House old maternity hospital on Barker Rd, Subiaco (will endeavour to light up)
- City of Busselton Administration Building (2 Southern Dr)
If you’d like to find out more about the 2023 Purple Lights, or to request that a local landmark illuminates, contact Epilepsy WA on 08 6556 6455.
Epilepsy WA Conference
November 18, 2022
We are proud to deliver this very special educational conference day “Epilepsy WA’s Day with the Experts” on November 18 for people living with epilepsy and their loved ones.
Speakers include highly regarded epileptologists/neurologists: Professor John Dunne (Royal Perth Hospital), Professor Lakshmi Nagarajan (Perth Children’s Hospital), Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis (Perth Neurology & Epilepsy), Professor Mark Cook (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne), who is making a special visit to WA for our conference day, and Neurosurgeon, Dr Hari Ramakonar (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital).
Topics covered will include medicinal cannabis, non-invasive seizure forecasting and technological advances in implantable devices, epilepsy and driving, epilepsy and surgery, children and epilepsy and so much more.
Click here for more information visit or book tickets online.
Retro Musical Bingo
October 8, 2022
SAVE THE DATE!!
And to make it even more fun, dress in your favourite 80’s gear. There will be raffles and spot prizes throughout the night – so dress to impress! Don’t forget our colour is purple (the international colour of epilepsy awareness) so there may be bonus points for incorporating some purple!
Tables cost $200 and seat up to 10 people so rally a group of your family, friends or colleagues together and come join in the fun whilst supporting an amazing, unfunded, not for profit charity.
MAKE MARCH PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY WA!
Each March the world turns purple in support of the millions of people living with epilepsy.
Follow Epilepsy WA on Facebook and Instagram for #MakeMarchPurple – an Australia-wide campaign supported by epilepsy organisations right across the country.
During March 2022, Epilepsy WA invites you to join us, and the rest of the world, in raising awareness of epilepsy which affects 1 in 25 Australians, and help us raise funds for our vital epilepsy support services as we don’t receive any state government funding.
You can host your own event at home, school or work and we encourage you to share your purple story and pix with us and, with the world. You can do this by messaging us directly on social media, by calling us on 1300 852 853 or by emailing [email protected]
For more information and to make an online donation, please click here.
PURPLE WALK 4 EPILEPSY WA GOES VIRTUAL FOR 2022!
March 27, 2022
Our Virtual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA is on Sunday 27th March 2022 from 10.30am-1.30pm online – follow the purple fun on our Facebook page and Instagram account!
Registrations are open via www.purplewalk4epilepsywa.
Our virtual Purple Walk is a family fun day event, where the community dresses up in purple and unites to shine a light on epilepsy and helps to raise vital funds for the unfunded charity Epilepsy WA. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year.
Tag us in your purple pix and videos! We’ll be livestreaming live music by Ezereve, and will feature some of your purple-themed activities, and highlights from our Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy WA night on March 26.
There will be prizes for best dressed, all kids entered in the event will receive a free gift worth at least $20, and there are also prizes for our fundraisers!
ANNUAL STREET APPEAL
November 25, 2022
Volunteers are needed to help Epilepsy WA shaking tins, selling merchandise and raising awareness in the Perth CBD for the Epilepsy WA Street Appeal.
If you happen to be in the city, and are able to, please show your support by donating money or purchasing merchandise. Our booth will be located in the Murray St Mall. Funds raised will go towards ensuring the continuation of essential support services provided by Epilepsy WA.
To register your interest in volunteering, please email [email protected]
Alternatively, call the office on 08 6556 6455.
Should you have a business, or work in the Perth CBD and would like to sell merchandise on the day, please email [email protected]
HOLD AN EVENT FOR EPILEPSY WA IN PURPLE MONTH
If you would like to sell merchandise or hold a purple-themed event to raise vital funds and awareness for Epilepsy WA, please call us on 1300 660 880 or click here to donate.
If you would like to purchase Purple Day merchandise to sell at your event, or discuss your purple day event ideas, please email [email protected].
Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.