Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
January is Get Organized Month it is also Cervical Cancer Screening Month. What better way to start organizing your time and your life. Make an appointment with your MD and your eye doctor early in the month. Don't forget to remind vulnerable family members to make appointments as well.
Cervical Cancer Screening Month. The National Cervical Cancer Public Education campaign gives women and their doctors information about what causes cervical cancer and the best ways to prevent and detect it. For more information, go to www.cervicalcancercampaign.org or www.thegcf.org.
Get Organized Month. Jan. 1–31. Streamline your life, create more time, lower your stress and increase your profit. For more information, go to www.napo.net. Also see Sort Things Out at http://www.sort-things-out.com/
National Hot Tea Month. Jan. 1–31. To celebrate one of nature’s most popular, soothing and relaxing beverages. For more information, go to www.teausa.org.
National Glaucoma Awareness Month. More than 2 million Americans ages 40 and older suffer from glaucoma. Nearly half don’t know they have the disease because it strikes without causing early symptoms. For more information, go to www.preventblindness.org.
National Mentoring Month. Help advocates at MENTOR provide healthy adult role models and a bright future to at-risk children. The organization aims to raise awareness of mentoring this month by recruiting individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have a waiting list of young people, and by recruiting organizations to help find mentors for young people. For more information, go to www.mentoring.org.
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month. Women and teens especially are encouraged to learn about self-defense options that could save their lives. Sponsored by the National Self-Defense Institute at www.nsdi.org.
National Skating Month. To encourage the learning of the fundamentals of ice-skating from professionally trained instructors across the United States. U.S. Figure Skating clubs use this month to increase enrollment and to promote the sport to the general public. Learn to skate. For more information, go to
New Year’s Day. Jan. 1. A celebration of the start or beginning of the new year. For more information go to http://wilstar.com/holidays/newyear.htm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. Jan. 19. Initiated by Congress in 1994, King Day of Service builds on that that legacy by transforming the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. For more information go to http://www.mlkday.gov/
Chinese New Year. Jan. 26. Chinese New Year is known as Lunar new year. Chinese New Year 2009 is the year of the Ox. For more information go to http://www.123chinesenewyear.com/