Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, it is designated to encourage women to learn more about gynecologic cancers—how they can be detected and prevented before they become fatal. It is a scary subject, but will not go away just because you ignore it. Take charge of your health and your life.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Month. Sept. 1–30. To provide information on effective treatments for ADHD. To help reduce the adverse consequences in the child’s current and future life. For more information, browse www.ppsinc.org.
Backpack Safety America Month. Sept. 1–30. Thousands of school-age children are straining in pain under backpacks that are too heavy for their growing bodies. This month is set aside to remind students, parents and teachers about the safe and proper ways to choose, pack, lift and carry a backpack. For more information, browse www.backpacksafe.com.
College Savings Month. Sept. 1–30. To encourage families to plan ahead for the cost of college attendance. College savings programs make it easy and affordable for the average family to save and are available in most states. For more information, browse www.collegesavings.org.
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Sept. 1–30. To encourage women to learn more about gynecologic cancers—how they can be detected and prevented before they become fatal. For more information, browse www.thegcf.org.
Life Insurance Awareness Month Sept. 1-30. The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the public's growing need for information and education about life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. the LIFE Foundation, is dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions. For more information browse http://blog.life-line.org/
Self-University Week. Sept. 1–7. Reminds adults (in or out of school) that each of us has a responsibility to help shape the future by pursuing lifelong learning. To assert that America’s greatest treasures are not found in our shopping malls but in our libraries. For more information, browse www.autodidactic.com.
National Suicide Prevention Week. Sept. 10–16. To help those struggling with this issue. For more information, browse www.suicidology.org. Specific to our youths http://www.yspp.org/getInvolved/suicideAwareness.htm
National Clean Hands Week. Sept. 17–23. To create and support coordinated initiatives to improve health and lives through clean hands. For more information, browse www.cleanhandscoalition.org.
Labor Day. Sept. 4. Believed to have first been celebrated as a parade in New York City on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882.
National Grandparents’ Day. Sept. 10. To honor grandparents, and to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer. For information browse http://www.grandparents-day.com/short_ver.htm
American Business Women’s Day. Sept. 22. A day set forth by Congress on which all Americans can recognize the important contributions the more than 57 million working American women have made to the nation. For more information, browse www.abwa.org.
Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown. Sept. 22. To celebrate the Jewish New Year.
National Good Neighbor Day. Sept. 24. To build a nation and world that cares by increasing appreciation and understanding of our fellow man. Start a memorable tradition: plan a family block party with your good neighbors. For more information, browse www.natgoodneighborhood.org.