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Across WA, 42 landmarks will light up purple on Saturday evening. For the annual Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy to raise awareness of epilepsy which affects 1 in 25 Australians.

Emma Buitendag, CEO of Epilepsy WA, joined Mike to tell us more. In 2008, an 8-year-old girl in Canada, was struggling with epilepsy and she wanted to do something about it. Since then purple day has become a worldwide movement. Epilepsy is a condition we don’t hear much about and its important to encourage awareness. “By encouraging landmarks to illuminate Purple, the international colour for Epilepsy Awareness…we can bring Epilepsy out of the shadow in WA.” You can take part by visiting the locations below:

Perth Locations

Perth Children’s Hospital, Crown Towers, Optus Stadium, Yagan Square, Fraser Avenue Kings Park (except during Earth Hour 8.30pm-9.30pm, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Concert Hall, Trafalgar Bridge, Council House, Matagarup Bridge, Mount Street Bridge, Sky Ribbon Bridge, Northbridge Tunnel, The Bell Tower, State Library of WA, East Perth Power Station, Curtin University, Mindeerup Piazza South Perth, Fremantle Prison, Joondalup Drive Bridge, Rocking Foreshore Lights, Mandurah Bridge LIghts

Regional WA Locations:

Koombana Bay Foreshore, Koombana Bay Footbridge, Bunbury Ports, Guppy Park, Marlston Waterfront, Marlston Hill Lookout, Koombana Drive Roundabout, Richmond Reserve, Historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road, Albany Ports, Albany Town Square, Alison Hartman Gardens, Queens Park Theatre, Eastern Goldfields Community Centre, William Grundt Memorial Library, Northam Suspension Bridge, South Hedland Water Tower, Broome Water Tower, Derby Water Tower, Brockman Street, Manjimup

Will you be taking part in Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy. Let us know your thoughts by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!

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