Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
March is National Eye Donor Month, National Women’s History Month and International Listening Awareness Month. Leo Buscaglia's quote says it all, "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." — Leo Buscaglia
International Listening Awareness Month. March 1–31. Dedicated to learning more about the impact that listening has on all human activity. For more information, browse www.listen.org.
National Eye Donor Month. March 1–31. To encourage donations. For more information, browse www.restoresight.org.
National Women’s History Month. March 1–31. To re-examine and celebrate the wide range of women’s contributions and achievements, which are too often overlooked in the telling of U.S. history. For more information, browse www.nwhp.org.
Poison Prevention Awareness Month. March 1–31. To educate parents, grandparents and children about accidental poisoning and how to prevent it. For more information, browse www.ppsinc.org.
National Nutrition Month. March 1-31. National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. For more information, browse http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/NNM_2007_home.htm
Teen Tech Week. March 2–8. Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association to get teens to discover the different technologies offered by their libraries. For more information, browse www.ala.org/teentechweek.
National Sleep Awareness Week. March 3–7. To recognize the importance of proper sleep to health, safety and productivity and the dangers of untreated sleep disorders. For more information, browse www.sleepfoundation.org.
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. March 10–17. To raise awareness and educate the public about multiple sclerosis. For more information, browse www.nationalmssociety.org.
World Glaucoma Day. March 6. In an effort to combat one of the main causes of blindness around the globe, the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Organization have announced the first annual World Glaucoma Day, to be observed on March 6, 2008. For more information see news release http://www.glaucoma.org/news/world_glaucoma.php
St. Patrick’s Day. March 17. To commemorate the patron saint of Ireland, Bishop Patrick (A.D. 389–461) who, about A.D. 432, left his home in the Severn Valley, England, and introduced Christianity into Ireland.
Easter Sunday. March 23. Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Christ.