The down town Langevin Bridge in Calgary would be illuminated in purple light in order to commiserate the purple day for the awareness of epilepsy. Beginning at dusk on Sunday, and concluding late in the night, there would be purple lights in support of all those with a brain disorder due to which a lot of seizures occur. There are a lot of people suffering from it, which why there is a need to show some compassion towards them.
Kathy Fyfe, of the Epilepsy Association of Calgary, acknowledged that this lighting of the bridge is as symbolic gesture to bring the curse of epilepsy out of the shadows. There is a dire need to raise awareness among people as this condition has been feared by many for centuries.
The purple day, which began in 2008 after a small Nova Scotia girl who was suffering from the same disease, created the same illumination in order to eradicate the isolation that she was going through. After that, this became a yearly event which is done to make people learn about epilepsy and share compassion for people suffering from this disease.
The Langevin Bridge would be one of the many landmarks across Canada and all around the world that would get illuminated in the same fashion in order to support epilepsy awareness.