Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Take a moment to visit the Alzheimer Organization site to find out more about this mind altering disease to become aware of what signs to look for in a loved one or yourself.
Epilepsy Awareness Month. Nov. 1–30. To increase public awareness that despite dramatic gains in treatment, epilepsy is a serious and chronic health condition for which there is no cure. For more information, browse www.epilepsyfoundation.org.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Nov. 1–30. To increase attention to lung cancer issues—early detection, increased research funding and increased support for those living with lung cancer. For more information, browse www.lungcanceralliance.org.
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. Nov. 1–30. To increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, advances in research, and help for patients, caregivers and families. For more information, browse www.alz.org.
National Scholarship Month. Nov. 1–30. To increase awareness of the need for and importance of scholarships as well as to acknowledge and celebrate the positive impact of private-sector scholarships on access, choice and success in higher education. For more information browse www.scholarshipproviders.org or www.nationalscholarshipmonth.org.
Weekly November 2007
Children’s Book Week. Nov. 12–18. Sponsored by the Children’s Book Council to encourage the enjoyment of reading for young people. For more information, browse www.cbcbooks.org.
Sadie Hawkins Day. Nov. 3. Tradition established in the Li’l Abner comic strip in the 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. A popular occasion when women and girls are encouraged to take the initiative in inviting the man or boy of their choice for a date.
Daylight Savings Time ends; Standard Time resumes. Nov. 4, 2007–March 9, 2008. Many use the popular rule “spring forward, fall back” to remember which way to turn their clocks. Also, it’s time to check the batteries in all smoke alarms in your home.
Veterans Day. Nov. 11. To honor veterans. Held on the anniversary of the World War I Armistice. “At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” fighting ceased in World War I.
Great American Smokeout. Nov. 15. To celebrate smoke-free environments. For more information, browse www.cancer.org.
Family Volunteer Day. Nov. 17. To encourage and mobilize families in community-oriented projects. For more information, browse www.FamilyCares.org or ww.PointsofLight.org.
Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 22. Legal holiday; always the fourth Thursday in November.