FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PURPLE DAY BALLOON LAUNCH SCHEDULED
SALT 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
Place: Murray City Hall Building
5025 South State Street
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