Today is Sexual Assault Awareness Day and in an effort to raise awareness and spread some joy, two of my favorites have teamed up on Facebook.
The generous folks at philosophy are hosting a virtual candle lighting event all day today, April 8, 2009, to benefit The Joyful Heart Foundation and support them in their mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
How does it work? Head over here, to philosophy's Facebook notes page and become a fan (if you're not already). Then, leave a comment to light a virtual candle. For a every virtual candle lit, philosophy will donate an amazing grace shower gel to The Joyful Heart Foundation who will then pass on this small comfort to women in need of some kindness: women in domestic violence shelters, emergency rooms, rape crisis programs and other places of refuge.
It is a simple way to support this important cause. It takes almost no time and costs you nothing. And by participating in this event, you will not only assist in bringing tangible comfort to another person, you will also be raising awareness of this important issue that affects all of us.
Thank you in advance for your joyful support!