Over the past few years, we’ve seen the growth of Purple Day®, the international day for epilepsy awareness. We’ve also seen a dramatic increase in purple ribbons proudly displayed on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

But purple needs to become even more prominent – and not just on one day, week or month of the year. It is time for purple to represent our cause the way pink and red do theirs, and to accomplish this, we need your help.

AKF is making it easier than ever to get involved in purple events and initiatives all year round. From The Great Purple Cupcake Project to Lace Up for Epilepsy, we have a passionately purple project waiting for you. Check out all of the AKF supported projects and contact us today to get involved.

Our mission is to increase awareness of epilepsy and eliminate stigma worldwide. Help us bring purple out of the shadows. We simply cannot do it without you.

Submit New Event

We have set a Guinness World Record!

Purple Day® Walk for Epilepsy & The Brain Games Presented by The Anita Kaufmann Foundation Saturday, March 18, 2017 8am-12pm Mall of America® Rotunda, Bloomington, MN

Purple Day® – March 26

Please join us in wearing purple on March 26 to support epilepsy awareness worldwide.

Heads Up for Vets

A collaboration between AKF and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Epilepsy Centers of Excellence

SUDEP – Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) refers to the death of a person with epilepsy that occurs without warning, and where no other cause of death can be determined.

AKF Brings Epilepsy Awareness to Japan

The Anita Kaufmann Foundation was proud to accept the invitation of the epilepsy community in Japan to visit their beautiful country in 2015.

The Great Purple Cupcake Project for Epilepsy Awareness!

Conceived by three smart cupcakes at The Anita Kaufmann Foundation (AKF), The Great Purple Cupcake Project is a sweet epilepsy awareness initiative supporting Purple Day®-World Epilepsy Day™ (March 26th).

Lace Up for Epilepsy

What better way to include purple in your day-to-day activities than to add a dash of purple to your step? Tie up your favorite sneakers or any lace-up shoe with purple shoelaces and the message “Lace Up For Epilepsy!”

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