Get involved in a great cause by celebrating Sport Purple for Platelets Day on September 25. This event, celebrated on the last Friday in September, supports those suffering from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a disease that causes excessive bleeding, bruising and fatigue due to low levels of platelets (cells that enable blood to clot). Unfortunately, there are many unknowns about ITP — what causes it, how to fully cure it — and many people haven’t even heard of it.
The Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA) sponsors this Sport Purple for Platelets Day. Money raised for ITP sufferers helps educate people on how to detect and live with it. So this year, get in on the action of Sport Purple for Platelets Day: sport purple, raise money and show your support.