Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
June is Cancer From the Sun Month. This skincare pamphlet from the American Academy of Dermotology will show you how and why there is such a thing as too much sun. Sunblocks and sunscreens can help to give some protection. See what else you can do to stay 'sun healthy'. Remember all skin tones and colors need protection.
June 2 has been designated as National Hunger Awareness Day. When Americans think of hunger, we often think of some third world country. However, hunger and poverty exsists in the United States also. Please take a moment to read the information at www.secondharvestmadison.org. to see what this Southern, Wisconsin organization is doing to help its needy.
Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. June 1–30. To promote the adoption of cats from local shelters, the ASPCA sponsors this important observance. For more information, browse www.aspca.org.
Cancer From the Sun Month. June 1–30. To promote education and awareness of the dangers of skin cancer from too much exposure to the sun. For more information, browse www.ppsinc.org.
Child Vision Awareness Month. June 1–30. To better educate and counsel the public on children’s vision problems and promote detection of eye diseases in infants and children, to increase the number of school-age children who have eye exams by eye doctors and to increase the number of children with learning disabilities who have developmental vision exams to rule out vision problems. For more information, browse www.ppsinc.org.
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. June 1–30. Observed this month because on June 28, 1969, the clientele of a gay bar in New York City rioted after the club was raided by police. The event became known as the Stonewall Riot.
June Is Perennial Gardening Month. June 1–30. June is the perfect month to celebrate the versatility and beauty of perennial garden plants. For gardening tips on how to keep your perennial garden beautiful all season long browse, www.perennialplant.org.
International Volunteers Week. June 1–7. To honor men and women throughout the world who serve as volunteers, rendering valuable service without compensation to the communities in which they live and to honor nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the world a better place in which to live. For more information, browse www.friendshipandgoodwill.org.
Stepparents’ Week. June 1–7. To recognize the courageous souls who flaunt convention and plow forward, even when considering that in the 90s, 50 percent of all marriages ended in divorce and 67 percent of second marriages ended in divorce.
National Headache Awareness Week. June 5–11. To educate the public about the reality and severity of headache pain as a legitimate biological disease.
National Hunger Awareness Day. June 2. To increase awareness of the serious problem of hunger in the United States. One in five children in this country lives in poverty and is at risk for hunger. One in 10 households don’t know where their next meal is coming from. For more information, browse www.secondharvestmadison.org.
National Cancer Survivors Day. June 5. To honor survivors who are living with and beyond cancer. For more information, browse www.ncsdf.org.
Flag Day. June 14. A day to honor America and the flag.
Recess At Work Day. June 16. At 11 a.m., shut down
all computers for 30 minutes and let all your workers go outside and play. For more information, browse www.recessatworkday.com.
Father’s Day. June 19. To celebrate fathers everywhere.
Take Your Dog to Work Day. June 24. To celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage adoptions from animal shelters. For more information, browse www.petsit.com.
National Handshake Day. June 28. Get a grip on a professional handshake today! For more information, browse www.brodycommnications.com
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest