June Events Calendar (2010)
Adopt-A-Cat Month. Sponsored by American Humane which reminds us that having a pet can help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease, among other benefits. For more information go to https://www.americanhumane.org
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. Designated by President Bill Clinton on June 2, 2000 to recognize “the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done.” For more information go to https://www.nwhp.org/news/gayandlesbian_month.php
National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages businesses to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. Each week has a separate theme; themes this year include prescription drug overdose prevention, teen driving safety, and preventing overexertion at home and at work. For more information go to https://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Pages/home.aspx
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Fruits and veggies are essential to good health, reducing your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. Generally low in calories and high in fiber, fruits and vegetables can help you control your weight. For more information go to https://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=14&tax_level=2&tax_subject=258&topic_id=1228
National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to speak and understand others. People with aphasia have difficulty speaking, understanding other people, reading, and writing. For more information go to the National Aphasia Association Web site, www.aphasia.org
National Fishing and Boating Week. June 5-13. A celebration of fishing and boating coordinated by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. This event coincides with most states’ free fishing days, which let people fish without a license.
National Headache Awareness Week. June 6-12. More than 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraines, with women being affected three times more often than men. Go to the National Headache Foundation Web site for information on treatment and research.
Men’s Health Week, June 14-20. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.” (Rep. Bill Richardson, 1994)
National Running Day, June 2. Whether it’s five minutes, a half-hour, or longer, running is an easy and accessible form of exercise. For more information go to www.runningday.org.
National Trails Day, June 5. The first Saturday of every June. This year, the American Hiking Society’s theme for National Trails Day is “Find Your Happy Place” at your local park, swimming hole, or national historic site.
World Blood Donor Day, June 14. Hosted this year by Barcelona, Spain, to express gratitude to those who donate their blood in order to save lives.
Flag Day, June 14. This day commemorates the adoption the Stars and Stripes as the national flag by the Continental Congress in 1777.
Juneteenth, June 19. Commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, this day celebrates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
Father’s Day, June 20. Show Dad how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you.
Summer Solstice, June 21. First day of summer. Enjoy!
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