Make March Purple!
I've got to be honest with you all... I had hoped to start this fundraiser much sooner. As tends to happen, the fundraising website had some technical difficulties, but we're going to give it a go and see what we can do!
March 26th is "Purple Day". In 2008, a young girl in Canada decided she wanted to raise awareness about epilepsy, so she coined Purple Day (purple is the colour for epilepsy awareness...I don't know why but it is so lets just move on).
Now, a bit more backstory for you - typically, November is Epilepsy Awareness Month...or is it October...but there is a lot to be aware about, so we've added the 26th of March to help things along. Single day fundraisers seem like a challenge, so I'm going to stretch this out for a week.
1 in 26 people will have a seizure at some point in their lives. I don't know about you, but I know way more than 26 people (I'm very popular)!
Seizures aren't contagious, but they can be life-threatening. Given how serious they can be, it could save a life if you learn a couple basics about epilepsy! Here's one to get started: It's impossible to swallow your tongue, so if you see someone having a seizure, DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN THEIR MOUTH!
Now with that all said and done, I'll be back tomorrow with more facts. Go donate a couple bucks to the Epilepsy Foundation (or your local epilepsy foundation if you're not Australian!)
I've attached a photo of a majestic dog basking in the sunlight - I know it's irrelevant, but it's damn cute. Clearly a supporter of epilepsy awareness and activism. Would donate if had a credit card
Things are getting out of handTuesday 23rd Mar
Day 3Monday 22nd Mar
Well hot dang!Sunday 21st Mar
Thank you to my Sponsors
Jules And Dave