March 26, 2020 – National Spinach Day | Epilepsy Awareness Day

Transcript for March 26th

Welcome to March 26th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate the reign of green and purple and the people who make all the difference by keeping us in the know.  More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.

If your friend has spinach in their teeth, do you let them know right away?  Of course you do! That’s what friends are for. During her reign as queen of France, Catherine de Medici liked spinach so much that it was served to her at every meal.  Because she was born in Florence, Italy, dishes made with spinach are known to this day as “Florentine.” And we bet she had a bestie that let her know when her smile was tarnished by the “wearing of the green.”  On National Spinach Day look out for your friends as you enjoy this mighty green fit for a queen.

If you’re out and about and happen to notice that “pop of purple” in everyone’s clothes you may think a Prince tribute is happening. But Purple Day was started in 2008 by Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia to encourage awareness of epilepsy and to cast out some of the myths that surround this condition.  The campaign has taken off around the globe and while the World Health Organization reports that nearly 50 million people worldwide live with epilepsy, there are treatments available.  Epilepsy Awareness Day helps bridge the gap between people who need treatment and the choices that are available by changing our perception of what is possible. And that is something worth celebrating.

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