Over 50 Australian Artists have banded together to support Epilepsy Action Australia's Art Auction and have each donated a piece of artwork which can be bought via auction up until March 26.  

Funds raised by the auction will assist those living with Epilepsy which is a seizure disorder that can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender, level of intelligence, culture or background.

The Art for Epilepsy online auction was established by Epilepsy Action Australia, the largest provider of education and support services to children and adults with epilepsy across Australia, and will mark the start of their Purple Day activities - with the auction closing on Purple Day itself, March 26.

Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy worldwide and was named after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender. Keeping with the purple theme, artists have been requested to feature purple in their artworks in someway.

Carol Ireland, CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia, says that funds raised will contribute to vital education and support services.

“Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious brain condition. In Australia alone it is estimated that over 250,000 Australians are living with epilepsy and approximately 800,000 Australians will experience the unpredictable and often debilitating effect of epilepsy at some point in their lives,” said Carol. “Sadly, all too often people living with epilepsy face stigma due to lack of community understanding, or don’t access the support that is available.”

“Our aim is to support people with epilepsy to live optimal lives. This auction, and our Purple Day activities over the coming months, will be an important contribution towards raising awareness and breaking down misperceptions in the community. There are many ways to take part - I would like to encourage as many people to get involved.”

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