Friday, 19 March 2010

Purple Day: Buy Beer and Support Epilepsy Awareness...





Purple Day: March 26



The 17th of March was St. Patrick's Day in Canada, and like the previous year, I wore green without intentionally doing so (and I'm usually with something in purple). As a Baha'i, I don't drink alcohol, so St. Patty's Day didn't have any big significance to me (everybody goes wild with the alcohol), so I was not even aware that the day had arrived.

So I was a little confused about why someone was counting the number of green outfits in the Mother Goose program that day...


But I digress...


I was enjoying the sunshine (yes, we finally have sunshine!) when I caught sight of a poster on campus that announced that the proceeds of beer-sales, for a certain period would go towards Epilepsy Day, which falls on March 26. Just as people all seem to wear green on St. Patty's, the poster encouraged everyone to buy a beer and contribute towards the Epilepsy-Awareness Campaign, and wear Purple in support.


How ironic, and how ingenious! It's ironic because people with Epilepsy are the very ones who should stay away from alcohol, and the very substance that could harm them, will now go towards helping them...

But hey, if there's anytime to buy beer, it's now!!! Just drink responsibly...

And wear purple! Looks like as far as I'm concerned, every day is Epilepsy Day (cos I love purple)...;)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

wicked idea! Ill buy a beer for this cost!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff....good to give support.

Nightwing

Daphne Ling said...

HI Anon 12:06,

I have no idea how much it costs! Lol, but thanks for coming over...and supporting this...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Nightwing,

Yeah, I would buy if I drank! Lol ;)