- Read a book about epilepsy and post a review. For a list of books for children go to Epilepsy.Com.
- Read a book by or about a famous person with epilepsy and post a review. Cari’s daughter’s favorite so far is The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story Behind Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors, which also is a Cybils winner for 2009. Some names you might know are Harriet Tubman, Alfred Nobel and Charles Dickens and more recently actor Danny Glover, football player Alan Faneca and track star, Florence Griffin Joyner known as Flo Jo. For a more complete list visit The Epilepsy Foundation or if you’re a fan of Wikipedia see the List of Famous people with Epilepsy, which to be honest seems to be the best documented list we’ve found so far.
- Read a book that promotes self-confidence and acceptance in children and post a review. Suggested books so far with a very appropriate title, Purplicious by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann and Little Skink’s Tail by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein.
- If you or a family has dealt with epilepsy write a post sharing your experience.
- Wear purple on March 26th and tell people why you are wearing purple.
- Click on the link to watch the 60 Minute Special on Epilepsy and write about the things that you learned in a blog post, or if you don’t have a blog put it in the comments for this post.
Have an idea not listed above submit it and we’ll give you another entry. Cari’s niece is making 600+ purple ribbons for her school. So if you think of something put a comment in the comments below.
For every entry we receive, Cari will donate 25¢ per entry for a total of fifty dollars to a non-profit organization that works towards epilepsy awareness and/or research and Holly will match Cari’s donation. Multiple entries are possible. One entry equals doing one of the seven items listed above."
I've now posted about the challenge, I will wear purple on Friday and will get my kids to do the same, I hope to review a book or two about epilepsy or by someone with epilepsy, I will watch the 60 minutes special and report on it, and I will be writing a post on Friday to share my son's story. (The time period for the challenge is March 21st-31st)
I would encourage you to go to Cari's post and do what you can for this good cause. She has a lot of great information about this disorder and how it affects so many people, as well as several links to find more information.