Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
There are so many important issues this month, Diabetes, Epilepsy, AIDS Awareness, Alzheimer’s. Please take some time to learn more about these illnesses and diseases. Take a look at the URL's to learn how you can help through volunteering your time or contributing to an organization or foundation. Is peanut butter your secret passion? It's "Peanut Butter Lovers" Month, so share your love.
American Diabetes Month Nov. 1–30. To raise awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of proper diabetes control and treatment to those diagnosed with the disease. For more information browse: www.diabetes.org.
Epilepsy Awareness Month. Nov. 1–30. To increase awareness about epilepsy, the dramatic gains in treatment available, but also the seriousness of this chronic condition for which there is no cure. For more information browse: www.epilepsyfoundation.org.
Family Stories Month. Nov. 1–30. To encourage the gathering of family and friends to start telling and saving family stories. For more information browse: www.scrapbookstorytelling.com.
National AIDS Awareness Month. Nov. 1–30. To raise awareness about the prevention of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. For more information browse: www.ppsinc.org.
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. Nov. 1–30. To increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and what the Alzheimer’s Association is doing to advance research and help patients. For more information browse: www.alz.org.
Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month. Nov. 1–30. A celebration of America’s favorite food and No. 1 sandwich. For more information browse: www.peanutbutterlovers.com.
Kids’ Goal Setting Week. Nov. 1–5. Encourages parents, teachers and coaches to foster goal-setting habits in children’s lives so that the children can make their dreams come true. For more information browse: www.goalsguy.com.
World Communication Week. Nov. 1–7. To stress the importance of communication among all 6 billion people and the world’s more than 3,000 languages by means of the international language Esperanto. For more information e-mail: ISFGW@bellsouth.net.
National Adoption Week. Nov. 21–27. To commemorate the success of three kinds of adoption—infant, special needs and intercountry—through a variety of special events. For more information browse: www.adoptioncouncil.org.
DailyGeneral Election Day. Nov. 2. Annually the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Sadie Hawkins Day. Nov. 6. Widely observed in the United States, usually the first Saturday in November. A day where girls are encouraged to take the initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date.
Veterans Day. Nov. 11. “At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” fighting ceased in World War I.
National Donor Sabbath. Nov. 12–14. To increase awareness about the dire need for organs and tissues for transplantation and to dispel fears that religion and tissue and organ donation are incompatible. For more information browse: www.organdonor.gov.
Eid-Al-Fitr: Celebrating the Fast. Nov. 14. This feast/festival celebrates the completion of the Ramadan fasting and usually lasts for several days.
America Recycles Day. Nov. 15. To promote recycling and recycled products. For more information browse: wwwamericarecyclesday.org.
The Great American Smokeout. Nov. 18. A day observed annually to celebrate smoke-free environments. Annually, the third Thursday in November. For more information browse: www.cancer.org.
Thanksgiving. Nov. 25. A day to offer thanks. Always the fourth Thursday in November.
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