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.