The 3rd Annual "Pedal for Purple" Epilepsy Awareness Day will be bigger, better and more purple than ever. Founder of this event, Mickey Naschke, has a passion for this purple event because he, himself, is Epileptic, along with over 2 million Americans. Seizures will not slow Mickey down as he pedals around the island sharing a compassion and voice that draws people in as they learn about him and others that live with this Neurological condition.
Pedal for Purple and Mickey were recognized in 2011 by Mayor Jaworski and the Galveston City Council as they proclaimed the day as "Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness in the City of Galveston."
Purple is the official color for Epilepsy Awareness, used to recognize November as the "Epilepsy Awareness Month", March 26 as "Wear Purple Day" and the color most widely worn at the "Walk for Epilepsy" events across the United States every year in March and April.
To join Mickey and the hundreds of islanders that will pedal down Strand District on March 23, 2013, just decorate your bike purple or show up at the starting point, The Press Box @ 2401 Post Office, Downtown Galveston at 1:00 pm and purchase purple accessories for you and your bike on the spot.
Visit the "Pedal for Purple Galveston" facebook, where Mickey says, "Please join us for the 3rd Annual Pedal for Purple event. The Galveston, TX celebration for World Epilepsy Day and the Anita Kaufman Foundation, on Saturday, March, 23th, where we will be riding through Downtown from The Press Box to Smooth Tony's, and back."
There will be contests and prizes, auctions, drink giveaways, crazy outfits, and some really decked out bicycles! Don't forget to wear purple!