We were taking a day trip today in the beautiful finger lakes (upstate New York) around Taughannock Falls. On the way there we saw a curious sight, a purple toilet in a front yard, and on our way home via a different route we saw another, we got home and I googled "purple toilets" only to find your article (April 22, 2008) about Relay for Life and donations in connection with the purple potties, all the way over in California. Wow, great idea! Guess it caught on here in the east as well. Wonder where it started?!