Hi everyone, CEO Olivia reporting. It’s just a few days until Halloween. You know what that means in my house? Why it’s time for purple pumpkins of course. That’s because every year we pawtisipate in the Purple Pumpkin Project.
The Purple Pumpkin Project was started by Ron Lamontagne in 2012. He was searching for ideas on how to spread epilepsy awareness. Ron’s youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2009 at the age of four. The local pumpkin patch provided the solution. Since kids would soon be carving & decorating pumpkins, he thought why not make one purple & tell people about epilepsy when asked, “Why is your pumpkin purple?”
Epilepsy is also one of the most common neurological diseases in dogs, some studies estimate up to 5.7% of all dogs are affected globally. As you know I live with canine idiopathic epilepsy.
This Halloween, on the eve of Epilepsy Awareness Month, I’m asking everyone to join in by painting one of your pumpkins purple. There are many epi-warriors like me out there, show them your support.
CEO Olivia ❤
Reminder – November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. This year I’m asking all my fellow Epilepsy Warriors & wagnificent supporters to help me raise Canine Epilepsy awareness globally. Here’s what I want you to do. Get your human to take your picture with a sign showing your “Bark Out” or motto against this horrible disease. Then send it to me by messaging my Facebook page, “Oh, the Life of Olivia“.
Once November arrives I will begin posting the pictures I’ve received. Let’s show the world how strong the Canine Epilepsy Community is.