Glowing Purple for Epilepsy Awareness

2015-0329 White Christ the Redeemer

This post is NOT an attempt to convince anybody that one religion is better than another or a ploy to convince anyone to convert from one religion to another. My intention is NOT to offend anyone by sharing this post, and I respectfully apologize if anyone is offended by my inclusion of this post. This post is NOT an indication that I intend to share posts regarding one religion exclusively. In the past I have shared posts about several religions, and I intend to do so in the future.

I chose to share this post only because I am impressed with how one country shows its awareness of an important cause. In my mind, the t-shirts, toys, walks, pens, dolls, ties, and brochures used to promote other awareness campaigns, pale in comparison to this awareness campaign. Congratulation to the people who imagined this campaign and the people who made it happen. 

Even if the purple hued statue had nothing to do with epilepsy awareness, or it was a complete Photoshop hoax, I would think the marketing campaign is brilliant. 

Article by Miranda Leah | Kristv

2015-0327 Purple Statue

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer Statue is glowing deep purple right now for a good cause.

Rio de Janeiro is one of many cities around the world participating in purple week for epilepsy education.

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that affects one out of every 100 people around the world.

More than 50 -percent of the time, the causes of those seizures are unknown.

Right now there is no cure for epilepsy.


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Thanks to Miranda Leah for writing the story; Kristv for committing its resources to sharing the story; Caters News Agency for providing the picture of how the statue in Rio de Janeiro normally appears; Google for helping me find the story; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to use the pictures and text I used in this post.

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