Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Among other things June is Cancer in the Sun Month. Remember to wear your sunscreen and protect your skin. Also, remember that all skin colors and types need protection from the sun. See further information and link below.
Put a reminder on your calendar and don't forget dad. Father's Day is June 17.
Fireworks Safety Months. June 1–July 31. To warn and educate parents and children about the dangers of playing with fireworks. For more information, browse www.preventblindness.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 police raided the club. For information browse http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/
Cancer in the Sun Month. June 1–30. Sunshine feels good, but also soaks unprotected skin in ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Over time, this invisible carcinogen causes premature aging, eye damage, a greater risk of skin cancer, and more http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/PED_7.asp
National Safety Month. June 1-30. NSM is celebrating safe communities. A safe community comes together to promote safe and healthy behaviors that protect people from hurt and harm in all aspects of their lives. For more information, browse http://www.nsc.org/nsm/
National Headache Awareness Week. June 3–9. To educate the public about the reality and severity of headache pain as a legitimate neurobiological disease. http://www.headaches.org/consumer/nhawannouncement.html
Flag Day. June 14. To celebrate that on June 14, 1777, John Adams introduced the following resolution to adopt the flag before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
Father’s Day. June 17. The first recognition of Father’s Day occurred at the request of Mrs. John B. Dodd of Spokane, Wash., on June 19, 1910.
Juneteenth. June 19. Celebrated in Texas to commemorate the day when the slaves of Texas were set free. Juneteenth has become an occasion for commemoration by African-Americans in many parts of the United States.