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Purple Day of Epilepsy Awareness

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posted by: Laurann Robinson

lrobinson@klkntv.com

Today, March 26th is Purple Day, a day to wear purple to bring awareness to epilepsy.

According to the CDC, epilepsy affects about 2 million people in the U.S., and is usually characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. 

"It's all about purple this week, and that's what we're doing for the epilepsy awareness week," said Regina Henson, owner of Cupcakes & More on 56th and Old Cheney Road, as she uses her business to help support the cause.

Going beyond the one day of wearing purple, Cupcakes & More is selling purple cupcakes all week long. But the biggest reason why it's a hot seller, is it's signature batter.

"What makes it special is probably our most popular flavor. It's actually wedding cake white, but what we're doing is we're dying it purple for this week," said Regina.

In addition to the purple cupcakes, the shop is also handing out bookmarks with tips on what to do if you come across someone having an epileptic seizure.

Regina says, 10% of the purple cupcake sales are going towards the epilepsy association.

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