Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
June is Menís Health Month. We so seldom talk about menís health problems, especially those that are preventable. This is a good time to encourage learn about early detection and treatment of disease among the men and boys in your life. And remember, June 21 is Father's Day.
Dairy Month. The National Dairy Council points out that milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products contain essential nutrients that can reduce your risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain types of cancer. For more information go to www.nationaldairycouncil.org
Menís Health Month. Menís Health Week seeks to increase awareness of preventable health problems as well as to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. See www.menshealthmonth.org While there you can sigh up for the "Healthy E-Male Newsletter."
Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Visit your local cat shelter, adopt a feline companion. See http://www.americanhumane.org/protecting-animals/special-events/adopt-a-cat-month/
National Aphasia Awareness Month Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a personís ability to process language. People with aphasia have difficulty speaking, understanding other people, reading, and writing. Find out more at the National Aphasia Association Web site: www.aphasia.org
National Sun Safety Week, June 1-7. As much as 80 percent of our exposure to the sun happens before weíre 18 years old. Sun Safety Week is part of a campaign to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in the United States. Sponsored by the Sun Safety Alliance: www.sunsafetyalliance.org
National Headache Awareness Week, June 7-13. Advances in technology and medication have made treating headache pain easier, but we still donít know everything we need to know about what causes headaches and how they can be cured. Sponsored by the National Headache Foundation: www.headaches.org
National Cancer Survivors Day, June 1. "The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a Ďsurvivorí as anyone living with a history of cancer ófrom the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life." For information on supporting survivors and helping find a cure, see www.ncsdf.com
World Environment Day, June 5. Mexico will host this yearís official World Environment Day celebration, under the United Nations Environment Programme theme of "Your Planet Needs YouóUNite to Combat Climate Change." See the UNEP Web site: www.unep.org
Flag Day, June 14. USA. The observance is held the second Sunday in June each year. It starts at 12:00 p.m. with a program that includes a ceremonial raising of the Flag, singing of the National Anthem, and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and Presidential Proclamation. Special recognitions are awarded. Source: http://www.nationalflagday.com/default.asp. See government site: http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/flagday.asp
Juneteenth, June 19. The day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas and officially announced the end of slavery there. Former slaves celebrated in the streets, and gatherings to commemorate the date began the following year. For more information and ideas on how to celebrate see: http://www.juneteenth.com/
World Juggling Day, June 20. Helping to spread the fun of juggling, and to bring together jugglers all over the world. Sponsored by the International Jugglersí Association: www.juggle.org
Fatherís Day, June 21. Father's Day is the day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood. It was during a 1909 sermon about Mother's Day when Sonora Smart Dodd became inspired to create Father's Day. Source: http://www.history.com/content/fathersday
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