Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Day 130: Wore Purple
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.