Today is the beginning of Apple Season!
Two years ago today I started the year long Art Apple A Day project and painted 365 Apples For AS! Today on this anniversary I am announcing the next step – Apples For A Cure!
Apples For A Cure is an idea I came up with a few months after I started creating my daily apples. It was one of my long term goals to be able to continue to use apples as a way to talk about living well with disease, incorporate health and wellness into any discussion of chronic illness, and a big picture way to encompass everyone and move towards the ultimate goal – a CURE! Awareness ribbons are for awareness. I feel that the time is now to move into actively working towards cures and what better symbol could there be to speak of curing illness than the ultimate symbol of health – the apple!
A Blue Apple is for Spondylitis & Arthritis. A yellow apple for cancer, a red apple for HIV/Aids for example. Each disease has a color or a combination of colors. To see a list – check out awareness colors here. Apples For A Cure will use apple images in disease awareness colors to instantly create a symbol for that particular disease cure! Let’s move beyond speaking of awareness and focus on how we can truly keep the doctor away – with CURES!
Year one of Apples For A Cure begins today and we of course launch it with Blue Apples!
To celebrate I will be painting and posting and giving away an original blue spondylitis or arthritis apple or any of the diseases that use BLUE as their awareness color. Everyday for the next 31 days I will pick an apple submission out of the apple crate and share who will be receiving that day’s apple!
So now you are wondering how I’ll choose – well, I won’t – YOU will. I will then randomly pick a name from your submissions. There are three easy steps to be entered.
Here are the guidelines: (you need to do all of these “things” to be entered into the pool I will randomly select from)
- Please post a comment here below this blog post and let us know who you would like to receive one of these 31 very special apples. You cannot ask for one for yourself – these apples are gifts from me and a gift from you to someone who has a from of Spondylitis, Arthritis or any disease that uses the color BLUE as their awareness color – and most importantly you are asking for an Apple For A Cure to go to someone very special to you. You may only submit one name :0) – just so that we do not get spammed.
- You must “like” the new facebook page http://facebook.com/ApplesForACure! It’s a brand new page as of today and we need to get the word out so please like away and share Apples For A Cure.
- You need to sign up for our email list. We only email a few times a month max and send out lots of great stuff! Here is the link to our email newsletter. http://eepurl.com/fdIgA
That’s it! I hope you are one of the 31 to receive your Apples For A Cure original Blue Apple. It will look similar to the one below.