Hi there, CEO Olivia here. Halloween is just around the corner & in my house that means there will be purple pumpkins. That’s because we are once again participating in the annual Purple Pumpkin Project.
The Purple Pumpkin Project was founded by Ron Lamontagne in 2012. He was searching for ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness. Ron’s youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009 at the age of four. The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. Since kids would soon be carving & decorating pumpkins, he thought why not make one purple & tell people about epilepsy when asked, “Why is your pumpkin purple?”
1 in 26 Americans will be diagnosed with Epilepsy at some point in their life. Epilepsy is also one of the most common neurological diseases in dogs, some studies estimate up to 4% of all dogs are affected. I myself was diagnosed with canine idiopathic epilepsy before my 1st birthday.
This Halloween, on the eve of Epilepsy Awareness Month, join us & turn one of your pumpkins purple & encourage others to do the same. If you have a purple pumpkin please share a picture with us. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply post it to our Facebook page.
CEO Olivia ❤