Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. This year the theme is
"Adherence to Treatment", and for good reason. Take a look at the National Institutes of Health site for information and guidance. See below.
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month. May 1–31. To promote education and awareness of the dangers of fibromyalgia, which is also known as fibromyalgia syndrome (FSM), fibrositis or chronic muscle pain syndrome. Fibromyalgia affects more than 10 million American women. For more information, browse www.ppinc.org.
National High Blood Pressure Education Month. May 1-31.
"Adherence to Treatment" is the theme of the 2007 National High Blood Pressure Education Month Campaign. For more information browse the National Institutes of Health site (USA) at http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/nhbpep_kit/
National Arthritis Month. May 1–31. To increase awareness of the more than 100 forms of arthritis and related diseases and increase support of the nearly 66 million Americans with Arthritis. For more information, browse www.arthritis.org.
National Barbecue Month. May 1–31. To encourage people to start enjoying barbecuing early in the season. For more information, browse www.hpba.org.
National Bike Month. May 1–31. A celebration of bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation. For more information, browse www.bikeleague.org.
Be Kind to Animals Week. May 6–12. To promote kindness and humane care toward animals. For more information, browse www.americanhumane.org.
Reading is Fun Week. May 13–19. To highlight the importance and fun of reading. For more information, browse www.rif.org.
National Safe Boating Week. May 18–25. To bring boating safety to public attention to decrease the number of accidents and fatalities. For more information, browse www.safeboatingcouncil.org.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week. May 20–26. To promote safety with dogs—especially among children who are the No. 1 victims of dog bites. For more information, browse www.nodogbites.org.
May Day. May 1. A holiday since ancient time—spring festivals, maypoles and maying are still common on this day.
Kentucky Derby. May 5. At Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The running of America’s premier thoroughbred horse race, inaugurated in 1875. For more information, browse www.kentuckyderby.com.
Free Comic Book Day. May 6. Comic books can be a great resource for parents struggling to get their children to read for pleasure, but one that’s often overlooked. ProLiteracy Worldwide and Diamond Comic Distributors supports May 6 as Free Comic Book Day. Participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their stores. To find a participating store near you go to http://www.proliteracy.org/news/index.asp?aid=159
Mother’s Day. May 13. This is the 100th anniversary of its first observation in 1907.
National Receptionists Day. May 14. A day for recognition of the frontline personnel in business, because you only get one chance to make a good first impression. For more information, browse www.nationalreceptionists.com.
World Turtle Day. May 23. Sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises. For more information, browse www.tortoise.com.
National Missing Children’s Day. May 25. To promote awareness of the problem of missing children and to offer safety information for children in schools and the community. For more information, browse www.childfindofamerica.org.
Memorial Day. May 28. Also known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor those who have died in battle.