November 21, 2013
The City of London's City Hall is lit purple this week, Nov. 15-22, in support of the Period of PURPLE Crying program at London Health Sciences Centre. The building's exterior lights are turned purple each evening starting at dusk
During the month of November, newborns receive purple caps as part of the Period of PURPLE Crying, a program that educates parents and caregivers regarding infant crying patterns and comforting strategies, as well as Shaken Baby Syndrome.Thank you to the generous knitters from here at home and as far away as Malta who created and donated over 2,500 purple hats!
Knitters may be able to see their donation worn by an infant as parents and caregivers are encouraged to share a photo of their newborn wearing a purple hat on Twitter and Facebook. Photos can be viewed on LHSC’s Facebook page, on LHSC’s Twitter account @LHSCCanada and by using the hashtag #LHSCPurpleHat.
All Period of PURPLE Crying initiatives at LHSC are supported by the Children’s Health Foundation.
For more on what LHSC is doing to strengthen and enhance our community partnerships, please visit the Caring for Our Community website.