Purple cupcake bake sale raises awareness for epilepsy

Published: Mar. 27, 2017 at 6:42 AM CDT
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People will be wearing purple and eating purple on Monday.

It's Wear Purple Day for epilepsy awareness. It coincides with the Great Purple Cupcake Project.

The Great Purple Cupcake Project is a bake sale happening around the country. It raises money to promote education about epilepsy.

Blossoms and Steve's Cheese in Denmark has the distinction of holding the largest Purple Cupcake bake sale in all of the United States.

It's close to the heart of owner Tammy Sommer and her daughter McKinley, who suffers from epilepsy.

"It's not that scary except when you have seizures, but once you get used it then you know how to help yourself," says McKinley.

Tammy says 300 dozen purple cupcakes were donated to the bake sale.

"We didn't know what to do when she had that first seizure, so we want to make sure if she's with someone in the community they know what to do, how to help her. And not just her, but 1-in-10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime," says Tammy. "So we want to make sure you know what to do, how to help someone."

The shop is selling cupcakes Monday until 5 p.m. It's located at 220 Bohemia Dr in Denmark.

See "Related Links" for more information on the Great Purple Cupcake Project.