Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2019 runs throughout May and is an annual awareness event arranged by the Stroke Association. The month is to raise awareness of Strokes and their impact on sufferers and their friends and families as well as educating the general public on the signs and symptoms of strokes, what causes strokes, what happens during a stroke and what to do in the event of someone suffering a stroke.
The main theme of the Month is wearing purple to raise sponsorship for the Stroke Association’s work. Some people even dye their hair purple for the month in order to raise extra sponsorship, while purple parties, purple to work days, purple games and bake sales and other purple events are held. Participants sign up with the Stroke Association to receive a purple event fundraising pack.