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March Events (2010)

March is Women's History Month, a time to take notice of all that women have done to help make countries and the world a better place. Celebrate a woman today. That notion may seem a little hokey, but have you noticed how many people accepting awards name mom as the key to their success?

Monthly Events

Women’s History Month.
An outgrowth of International Women’s Day on March 8 of every year, Women’s History Month highlights and celebrates the contributions of women throughout history. For more information, visit http://www.nwhp.org/

American Red Cross Month. The Red Cross was created by Clara Barton in 1881 and it continues to serve those in dire need. March is a time to recognize all that the Red Cross does by giving first-aid and emergency care thousands of people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.redcross.org/ Find information about Clara Barton here. http://www.redcross.org/museum/history/claraBarton.asp

Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month. "Since 1908, Prevent Blindness America has been the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization with the sole mission of preventing blindness and preserving sight." For more information, visit http://www.preventblindness.org/

National MS Education & Awareness Month. "National MS Education and Awareness Month is an effort by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) and affiliated groups to raise the public's awareness of multiple sclerosis." http://www.msfocus.org/national-ms-awareness-month.aspx

Weekly Events

National Cheerleading Week
, March 1-7. To acknowledge cheerleaders and to build a more positive image of cheerleading by engaging in community service and fundraising projects. For more information, visit http://www.nationalcheerleadingweek.com/home

National Sleep Awareness Week, March 7-13.To educate the public about the importance of sleep. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/

National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week, March 16-22. According to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, "One on five students in America has used an inhalant to get high by the time he or she reaches the eighth grade." The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition was created to increase understanding dangers and risks of inhalant involvement. For more information, visit http://www.inhalants.org/nipaw.htm

National Cleaning Week, March 21-27. I believe that this week is more popular in the UK than the USA. I pass it on to anyone who needs a little push the start their Spring cleaning. For more information visit http://springcleaningweek.com/index.html

Daily Events

National Anthem Day, March 3. Celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem. For more information visit http://hoover.archives.gov/education/chronology.html

Johnny Appleseed Day, March 11 (or perhaps Sept. 26.--his birthday) We celebrate the life and work of John Chapman, who introduced the apple tree to large parts of the American Midwest. For a delightful interpretation of Johnny Appleseed Day from a child's point of view, visit http://www.hipark.austin.isd.tenet.edu/projects/Second/ja/ja.html
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St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Celebrate this day with parades, corned beef and cabbage, green bagles and beer, but get to know the man also. For more information visit http://www.history.com/topics/who-was-saint-patrick

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, "...observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws." For more information visit http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/racial/

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