On Purple Day, 26 March, we're excited to be launching a national awareness and fundraising campaign, 'In The Moment'.
Purpose of the campaign
Our goal with the campaign is to ensure everyone understands the true impact of epilepsy on young people today; and how it can change anyone’s life in a single moment.
Over the next three years we’re hoping to give young people the confidence and means to share their personal experience of epilepsy; its impact on their everyday lives and future prospects, as well as those around them.
Such experiences might include the moment a teenager is officially diagnosed, or the devastating impact of a child’s first seizure on mum and dad. Most importantly, we want to highlight the many inspiring stories of how those affected by epilepsy – the young people themselves, as well as their family and friends – have overcome the challenges they have faced, together.
Finally, we're working to secure systemic change to key public policy and practice, finally giving young people with epilepsy the life-changing support they need (wherever they are and whatever they're doing)
Help us spread the word
For our campaign to reach as many people as possible, we need your help to spread the word! Simply sign up to our #InTheMoment Thunderclap - and ask everyone you know to do the same.
In a single click, this will share our campaign message and goals with the followers of everyone that signs up to the Thunderclap - by publishing the same tweet or Facebook post at the very same moment. So please help us get #InTheMoment trending at 10am on Purple Day, 26 March!
Find out more about our #InTheMoment campaign
We're launching a dedicated website on Purple Day at InTheMoment.org.uk, where you will be able to learn more about our campaign. More importantly, this is where you will find the many 'epilepsy moments' shared by children and young people affected by epilepsy, as well as their friends and families.
Get the latest news on this campaign and more
Click here to signup to receive #InTheMoment updates, along with news on our latest research and other opportunities at Young Epilepsy.
Tell us about your 'moment'
If you are a young person that has been affected by epilepsy, please help us raise awareness of the challenges you have faced and overcome by sharing your story with us using our campaign hashtag #InTheMoment on social media on Purple Day, 26 March 2018.