Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 130: Wore Purple

This week I have discovered that, although I am dedicating each day to a specific cause by wearing different colors, there are many different causes which are represented by these colors.  I am wearing each color this week for someone specifically or because it was suggested by someone.  So for the next could of days, on top of the specific reason that I am wearing a certain color, I am going to list all of the other causes that it represents.

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that attacks different parts and organs of the body that can range from a mild case to being fatal.  It is still unknown as to what causes lupus, and funding for research is something that is always needed.  5 million people worldwide suffer from lupus.  It is a disease that doesn't target a specific demographic as all people of all genders, ages and races can be stricken by it.  All of the previous information I had to gather from The Lupus Foundation of America because to be honest, before having it suggested as a cause for a random act, I only knew Lupus as a character from The Bad News Bears.  After doing research, I feel as though it is a cause that there is a lack of awareness for (and not just because of my personal ignorance on it).  So today, for my random act of kindness, my daughter and I are going to be wearing purple, the color of lupus awareness.  Purple doesn't just represent lupus.  There are a number of other causes with which we can bring awareness to just by wearing purple: pancreatic cancer, ADD/ADHD, Child Abuse, Crohn's Disease, and Alzheimer's.

8 comments:

  1. I love this blog & everything that it stands for... just yesterday my devotional was about putting others before yourself & kudos to you for being a great representative of doing just that.

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  2. This blog is so different from all the other blogs, hence I like it!
    By the way, if you don't mind me asking, why "366" acts of kindness? Any particular reason? Just curious =)

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    1. There are 366 days this year due to it being a leap year. One random act every single day!

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  3. Bless you so much.. may you be so very blessed! Me personally, this means a lot. My sister Carla died at the age of 23 and she died from Lupus. She was diagnosed 2 weeks before her 18th birthday and it attacked her bones, joints, kidneys, her heart. She fought for 6 years until she just couldn't fight no more.. I miss her every day. Though it was 1997 when she died, I still feel like it was yesterday.. So thank you so much for supporting this cause and helping to raise awareness! Keep up the good work! Thank you!

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  4. It's so sad for people who've lost loved ones to various cancers and other diseases. It's just a hard thing to watch the people who impact you the most go through suffering that no one should have to go through.
    I lost my grandma to colon cancer, (I believe its specific color is a royal blue color) and it's always hard not to think about her without being sad. She was always baking bread for anyone who had a bad day, wether it was something at their work, or if someone was having a bad hair day, she'd always be the one to step up for others and brighten up their day. And that's something that I hope I'll be able to do to follow her in footsteps.
    I love that you're getting the message out to so many people about these cancers and tips on hopefully preventing them in the future.
    Way to go!
    ~Seana

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  5. Thank you so much: I didn't ever see myself as a recipient of one of your random acts of kindness when I subscribed to your blog, but here I am in that position! I was diagnosed with possible lupus about 4 years ago, although it seems to have gone into remission now I fear for the future if it returns, and I dare not even think about what it might be doing inside me that I don't know about, so any awareness raised of this disease, which can be a "silent killer" is great. So many doctors are unable/ not informed enough to make a correct diagnosis so many sufferers go on for years without treatment. You are amazing :)

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  6. I adore your site. My best friend has become so disillusioned with Xmas & the materialism of it all do I started looking up some acts of kindness we could do instead of spending $$$ on each other. I found your site & was blown away... And then found this post & it made me cry.
    I was diagnosed with lupus a year ago. & it's been the hardest struggle of my life. I'm grateful for how it has positively impacted my life & made me want up be a better version of myself but it is definitely a hard disease to live with daily. I can't thank you enough for trying to help bring awareness to this!

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