August is the time Saugeen Shores turns purple

August is the time of year when Saugeen Shores turns purple … all in support of finding a cure for Cystinosis, a rare children’s disease.

Given the rarity of the disease, there is no government funding and therefore, the Liv-A-Little Foundation started by Erin and Chad Little, whose daughter Olivia has Cystinosis, works tirelessly every year to raise the funds through various means.

             (L) Erin Little, Jeff Virgo, Melissa Pinnegar, Sara Porter, Judy Rich, Kara Lablance and Christy Kelly                                                                   (Chad Little was temporarily absent)

On Saturday, August 3rd, at Rowland’s Your Independent Grocer in Port Elgin, it was all about team work as Erin and Chad Little were joined by several of their friends – who learned quickly how to bag groceries.


The annual event is promoted by owner Scott Rowland, who was one of the first supporters to come on board in support of the Foundation.



Throughout the community purple bows can be seen everywhere.  They are created by Keepsakes and Memories in Port Elgin and all funds from the sale of the bows goes to the Liv-A-Little Foundation.


Have you spotted the purple dinosaur yet?  He only comes out in August.




The annual ‘Swing, Shoot and Liv’ golf classic is also coming up next month in September at Saugeen Golf Club to raise funds that will help to one day wipe out Cystinosis.

For more information, visit Live-a-Little Foundation …