The Jasper Local and Find The Common Thread are teaming up to create a photo contest for Jasperites. Pyjama Day brings supporters of those with Auto Immune Disease together for a day of raising awareness, money and hope for a better quality of life for millions of people living with AI disease. This year, for the month of March, The Jasper Local wants supporters to submit their photos of pyjama-clad Jasperites in action. Pyjama Day has turned into an annual celebration of overcoming debilitating diseases and bringing out hundreds of Jasperites to show their support for those affected by AI disease. The brainchild of Jasperite Marta Rode, who was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis, on the last day of February participants wear their PJs to work and school to show support for those who often are in too much pain to leave the house. “One in five people are affected by auto immune diseases,” Rode said. “We need to unite as a group and show the world who it’s actually hitting.” Four years ago, Rode started Find the Common Thread to bring AI sufferers under the same banner. Today, she continues to united hundreds of sufferers and supporters. To enter the photo contest, email a high-quality (1MB or larger) photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: PJ Contest. Points will be awarded for creativity and composition. Winners will be announced in the April 1 edition of The Jasper Local. Deadline is March 25.