On April 13, 2019, a charity race "Bright Mile NGS" will be held at the Central Stadium of Almaty, dedicated to "Purple Day" - the day of dissemination of information about epilepsy around the world.
In 2008, the Scottish girl Cassidy Megan, who has epilepsy, called on this day to support all people with this diagnosis. Her initiative was supported by the Nova Scotia epilepsy Association, and a year later more than 100,000 students across Europe joined the campaign. Since then, every year on March 26, various events and charity events are held around the world.
The "Purple day" came to Kazakhstan relatively recently.
This year, for the first time, it was decided to mark this date with a sports event, and mainly with the participation of children. The public Fund "Ken Zhurek", which is the first Fund in Kazakhstan to support people with epilepsy, together with New Generation School organized the charity race" Bright mile NGS", with the financial support of the General Sponsor" RBK Bank".
The event was also supported by the Central Stadium in Almaty, the international Humanitarian organization "Rotary International", "Kazakhstan League against epilepsy"and the brand "Agusha".
More than 500 students of the New Generation school - NGS and their parents will participate in the event on this day, and all registration fees will be directed to the charitable activities of the "Ken Zhurek"Foundation.
In Kazakhstan, at the beginning of 2017, 57 thousand people were registered with the diagnosis of "epilepsy". This disease is the third largest among all neurological diseases. In total, almost 1% of the world's population lives permanently with this diagnosis. Epilepsy has more than 45 different forms and 65 types of seizures.