26 March 2009

Purple Day: Raising Awareness About Epilepsy

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I visited Valkyriens blog and found out about Purple Day, an event founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy.

I hadn't the chance to wear purple today, but I'm following the steps of many others by posting a purple flower from my photo archives to show my support for this event.

PS. I'm not feeling so well these few days, but it's getting better. Since this orchid here stays for a good cause, I thought that I would share the flower on Today's Flowers as well. I hope you don't mind. Thank you.

Thank you for creating this great blog carnival Luiz

15 appreciated note(s):

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh - that is beautiful Rosidah! And you did such a good job finding out more about the day! I stumbled over it via another blogger - so now we have a chain reaction! :)

Have a nice day!

Mojo said...

I had no idea. I don't think there's a single purple item in my entire wardrobe though. But I'll mark the date and make sure I remember it next year.

maryt/theteach said...

A beautiful purple photo! Good of you to spread awareness, Rosidah! :)

Michele said...

This is truly a sweet post, Rosidah. I cannot thank you enough.
You had done a beautiful job in your words and in posting a pretty flower for this occasion.
Thank you many times over!!
Big big hugs to you!♥♥

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Rosidah, Thank you for your visit today well wishes for the newlyweds! I love the purple orchids photo and the awareness about Epilepsy. Take care and have a great evening!

Suzanne Casamento said...

I love it! What a great way to show support. If you can't wear it - post it! ; )

JonJon said...

Wow!!! Beautiful..
My mom likes orchids very much. I've been posting about them too on my blog.
BTW, thanks for sharing the info. Never heard about it before. But the magical think was that, I was wearing purple yesterday!!! Wahh..

Tammie Lee said...

lovely that you honored this event! Your orchids are lovely creatures!

Tricia said...

Very pretty flowers & a Great Cause!

Kendris said...

Gorgeous picture and a great cause to dedicate it to!

Ebie said...

Hi Rosidah, thank you for this information. I will remember next time I wear purple it is for this cause. I have a lot of purple outfits. Hoe you feel better.

Carletta said...

It was a beautiful heartfelt post and well worth staying up!
Hope you feel all well soon.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Denise said...

Your photograph is beautiful and a nice tribute to Purple Day. Thank you for sharing.

Arija said...

Rosidah, you have superbly joined Epilepsy Awareness with Today's Flowers. Beautiful purple Orchids.

Regina said...

Beautiful orchid. That's a good cause.