Spring Break with a Bounce, Easter and a Purple Haze for Purple Day

Spring Break has sprung and the kids and I off to bounce away at Airheads today.  They’ve never been, so it should be an uplifting experience for them!

With Easter this week, I can’t help but get all sentimental and spiritual.  We went to Palm Sunday service yesterday after being absent for some time.  It was good to be home again.  Oh Lord, I’m getting ready to believe this week.

Tomorrow (March 26) is Purple Day.
Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada following a presentation by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started the day in an effort to tell others about the disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone.  She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognized color for epilepsy, lavender. On March 26th, people from around the world wear purple in support of epilepsy.

  • Approximately 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
  • At least 1 in every 10 people will have one seizure in their lifetime.
  • There are approximately 65 million people around the world living with epilepsy.
  • There are more than 300,000 Canadians living with epilepsy.
  • There are approximately 2.2 million Americans living with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is NOT contagious. Epilepsy is NOT a disease. Epilepsy is NOT a psychological disorder.

To honor Purple Day and our niece Meghan, who lives with epilepsy, I planned a Purple Day 5K for our friends and family.  If you live in the neighborhood, RSVP here. Then, wear purple and come run or walk with us.  Strollers welcome!   If you can’t make it, wear purple, download our Purple Day “race bib” and run or walk with us virtually.

PurpleDay5Kracebib

No matter what, please wear purple tomorrow to show your support for epilepsy.  And remember, when you think of epilepsy and seizures, think BRAIN.

Be calm.

Remove dangerous objects and loosen tight items around neck.

Always time the seizure.  Call 911 if longer than 5 minutes.

If the person has fallen, turn on side and put something soft under head.

Never put anything in mouth and never restrain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNtuyQkh7tE

For Music Mondays, I’m now teaming up with my good friend and fellow Marathon Mama, Chrissy.



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13 comments

  1. Jen says:

    Wow, Jump Around brings back memories of jr high/high school! As someone who worked in neuro for years thanks for sharing the info on epilepsy, so important for the public to be aware 🙂

  2. Cathy Kennedy says:

    This week, I’m doing a double dance with all of my 4M buds due to last week’s siesta with DH. More about that in an upcoming post! 🙂

    The end of March is up on us. Easter is always a spiritual time for us. It’s good to think of Christ – his birth, life, death, and resurrection. HIs sacrifice on the cross for all mankind to inherit the gift of eternal life in heaven by simply surrendering our life to Him.

    Epilepsy is a scary. I can’t imagine having to care for a child or anyone who suffers from this disorder. I’m glad you reminded us of Purple Day. It’s good to make others aware of such events. While we may not be affected by such things, we certainly may know someone who is and by showing our support can mean so much to that person.

    It was great, great fun to dance with you and thanks for being such a loyal Monday’s Music Moves Me party-goer!

  3. Xmasdolly says:

    I too went to church yesterday for Palm Sunday! The House was packed I must say! Love your Post, and Jimi Hendrix is a favorite of mine. Great choices as usual my friend. Thanks for joining us.

    • Denise says:

      I love that new one by Pitbull and Christina, “Feel this Moment”. Their song samples that old Aha song, “Take on Me”.

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