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DSCF3602 560Tim Hortons owners Linda and Dave Falconer, along with Harper Little (left), Olivia Little and Alan Campbell, present the Liv-A-Little donut which is available for the month of August, offered exclusively at the the Gustavus Street location as part of the Liv-A-Little Foundation’s Paint the Town Purple campaign to raise awareness and funds for Cystinosis research.

Hub Staff

Local businesses are helping the Liv-A-Little Foundation ‘Paint the Town Purple’ to help raise awareness and funds for Cystinosis research.

Coinciding with the campaign that runs for the month of August, the Liv-A-Little donut is back on the menu at the Port Elgin Tim Hortons location on Gustavus Street.

Now seven year-old Olivia Little of Port Elgin, who was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease in 2011, was happy to taste test the purple donut with her little sister Harper and family friend Alan Campbell, age 3, who has also been diagnosed with Cystinosis.

Olivia’s mother Erin Little hopes that donut connoisseurs will help heighten the campaign and connect with others using #livalittle and #paintthetownpurple hashtags on social media throughout the month.

Also joining the fight against Cystinosis, The Wismer House in Port Elgin is featuring a speciality purple slushy with $1 from every drink purchase going towards the Liv-A-Little Foundation.

For the fourth year in a row, Rowland’s Your Independent Grocer is currently collecting funds for the Foundation and has decorated their check-out lines with purple bows synonymous with the campaign.

Smiths' Apples are serving up purple ice cream at the Port Elgin Farmers' Market for the month of August with all proceeds going to the Liv-A-Little Foundation.

Blackboard Sound has created a Facebook contest where entrants have a chance to win a purple ukelele to help raise awareness for the fight against Cystinosis.

On August 9, the Little family received a $450 cheque from Port Elgin Chiropractic & Wellness Centre. The funds were raised from new patient exam fees they collected during their patient appreciation week, July 17 to 21, to celebrate their 1 year anniversary of owning the practice.

DSCF3606 560Three year old Alan Campbell couldn’t wait to have a taste of the Liv-A-Little donut.

DSCF3609 560Harper Little was enjoying the Liv-A-Little donut, part of the Paint the Town Purple campaign to raise awareness of Cystinosis.

DSCF3641 560The Wismer House’s Miles MacLean with the Liv-A-Little slushy which will be sold during the month of August to help raise awareness and funds for Cystinosis research.

IMG 0155 560Rowland’s Your Independent Grocer has their check outs adorned with purple bows, where they are asking their customers if they wish to donate to the Liv-A-Little Foundation.

rowlands cake 560Also at Rowland’s a special cake in support of the Liv-A-Little Foundation and mention of the Swing, Shoot & Liv Golf Classic, the Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser which will be held September 16.

Katie Lutz 560Katie Lutz from Smiths' Apples at the Port Elgin Farmers' Market selling their signature purple ice cream in support of the Liv-A-Little Foundation.

Dan Slinger 560Dan Slinger from Blackboard Sound holding the purple ukelele up for grabs through their Facebook contest to help raise awareness through the Paint the Town Purple campaign.

Port Elgin Chiropractor 560Port Elgin Chiropractic & Wellness Centre presented the Little family with a $450 cheque for the Liv-A-Little Foundation and Cystinosis research August 9. Back, from left, Erin and Chad Little with Port Elgin Chiropractic & Wellness Centre owners Dr. Hélène Niesing and Dr. Laura Solway. Front, from left, Harper and Olivia Little.

rosners lakeshore 560On the left, the iconic purple dinosaur routinely seen on Highway 21 in front of Rosner’s Service Centre for the annual Paint the Town Purple campaign. On the right, at Lakeshore Recreation sometimes a few words is all you need to help raise awareness about Cystinosis research.

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