About 700 people took part in the charity race" Bright mile", held in support of patients with epilepsy.
In 2008, nine-year-old Scottish woman Cassidy Megan, who suffers from epilepsy, suggested that March 26 be a day to spread information about the disease. The girl felt a negative attitude from others: people were afraid to communicate with her, and her peers refused to play under various pretexts. Cassidy made an appeal in which she said that her illness is not dangerous for others and is not contagious and she is no different from other children. It was supported by students, politicians and employees of public organizations. Gradually, Purple day (as it was called) began to be celebrated in different countries.
In Kazakhstan, as of the beginning of 2017, 57 thousand people were registered with a diagnosis of epilepsy. To attract public attention to the problems of patients in Almaty, the "Bright mile"race was held at the Central stadium. Amateur athletes, children and concerned citizens supported their fellow countrymen-epileptics, going to the start with purple numbers. This color has a calming effect on the nervous system and relieves feelings of anxiety. The event, organized by the Ken Zhurek Foundation in conjunction with New Generation School, the Rotary International humanitarian organization and the Kazakhstan League against epilepsy Association, also raised funds for the treatment of seven-year-old Nurislam Kudaibergenov. Soon the boy will go for examination to the Federal center of neurosurgery in Tyumen city.
Source: Express K