Spread a Little Joy Day, celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 22,  invites everyone to wear a color of hope recognizing adults battling a life-threatening illness.

The day was created in recognition of the Spread a Little Joy Foundation, a nonprofit founded  in memory of Joy Holmes Brown, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.

The city of Smithville will be participating in Spread a Little Joy Day, with businesses collecting $1 donations benefiting the foundation, which is dedicated to making wishes come true for adults with life-threatening illnesses while providing their families resources and support.

Donations can also be made online at spreadalittlejoy.org or by searching "Spread A Little Joy" on Facebook.

Those who wear their colors of hope are encouraged to post photos on social media and tagging @spreadlittlejoy on Twitter and Instagram.

Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at sean.roberts@mycouriertribune.com or 389-6606.​

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