Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
June 1 is National Cancer Survivors Day. The NCSD is celebrating its 21st year. According to the site NCSD is world’s largest and fastest-growing annual cancer survivor event. June is also Optimist International's Childhood Cancer Campaign. See links below.
Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. To promote the adoption of cats from local shelters, sponsored by the ASPCA. For more information, go to www.aspca.org.
Cancer From The Sun Month. To promote education and awareness of the dangers of skin cancer from too much exposure to the sun. For more information, go to www.skincancer.org.
Fireworks Safety Months. June 1–July 31. To alert parents and children about the dangers of playing with fireworks. For more information, go to www.preventblindness.org.
International Childhood Cancer Campaign Month. Optimist Clubs worldwide hold special events this month that benefit children with cancer and their families and caregivers. For more information, go to www.optimist.org.
National Cancer Survivors Day. June 1. To honor survivors who are living with and beyond cancer. For more information, go to http://www.ncsdf.org/Pages/AboutNCSD.html
Friday the 13th. Variously believed to be a lucky or unlucky day. Every year has at least one Friday the 13th, but never more than three. This is the only Friday the 13th in 2008. Fear of the number 13 is known as triskaidekaphobia. For more information, go to http://www.snopes.com/luck/friday13.asp
World Juggling Day. June 14. Juggling clubs all over the world hold local festivals to demonstrate, teach, and celebrate their art. For more information, go to www.juggle.org.
Father's Day. June 15. Always the third Sunday in June to celebrate fathers and their roles in our lives. For more information, go to http://stockholm.usembassy.gov/Holidays/celebrate/fathers.html
Flag Day. June 14. To celebrate the anniversary of the American Stars and Stripes. For more information, go to http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html
Juneteenth. June 19. Observance of the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed the slaves free (and enforced the proclamation). Commemorated in the United States and many other parts of the world. For more information, go to http://www.juneteenth.com/