Purple Pumpkin Project

Autumn is here and if you are like us, you are ready for cooler weather, warm apple cider and gourds and pumpkins everywhere! This fall, the Epilepsy Foundation needs your help to raise awareness and funds for the epilepsy community. Join the Purple Pumpkin Project and paint your orange pumpkin patch purple.

Register for the Purple Pumpkin Project

When you register, you'll receive a fundraising page to tell your story and have access to tips and tricks for how to decorate your pumpkin.

Raise Awareness and Funds with the Purple Pumpkin Project. Over 3.4 million people live with epilepsy in the United States. That’s a lot of people! Our Purple Pumpkin Project raises money to assure them that they are not alone. Display your Purple Pumpkin, and post your story and photos on your fundraising page and via social media to build awareness about epilepsy and support the Epilepsy Foundation in the fight to END EPILEPSY. It’s amazing what a small can of purple paint and a fruit can do. (yes, pumpkins are fruits!)

While on a drive through Connecticut one Sunday morning with his family, founder Ron Lamontagne was brainstorming ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness. The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. Since kids would soon be carving and decorating pumpkins, he thought why not make one purple and tell people about epilepsy when asked, “Why is your pumpkin purple?”

Resources

Epilepsy Centers

Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.

Epilepsy Medication

Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.

Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline

Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.

Tools & Forms

Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.