7/31/2012 10:40 PM
After a month’s respite (sorry July awareness causes), we’re back with the 10 issues you may, or may not, want to be aware of. Check out the causes people are pushing in the month of August.
World Breastfeeding Week – August 1st – 6th is world breastfeeding week, a time to talk about breastfeeding and ways to promote it. The event also inspired a breastfeeding photo contest. See the winners here.
Topless Constitutional Equality Day - August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, but sadly women do not enjoy the equal right to go topless. Be aware that some women are upset by this and are fighting for “topless constitutional equality.”
Child Support Awareness Month - If you have a child, be aware that you need to support him or her. This is true even if don’t live with the child full time. Also, be aware that child support is important.
National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Day - Wednesday, August 1 is National Minority Organ Donor Awareness Day. A disproportionate number of minorities die while awaiting an organ transplant, so sign up as an organ donor if you’re a minority.
Soil and Water Conservation Awareness Month – If you live in North Carolina, be aware that soil and water are important resources that need to be conserved unless you want to set off another Dust Bowl.
Palliative Care and Cancer Pain Awareness Month – Cancer sucks and it can be quite painful. Thankfully, there are ways to treat this pain.
Brake Safety Awareness Months – Be aware that brakes are important and that it’s important to keep them well maintained. You don’t want to die in a fiery crash do you?
National Immunization Awareness Month – Vaccines and immunizations are pretty important. Be aware that without them people can, and do, get sick or die from preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough, polio, and more.
SMA Awareness Month – What is SMA, you ask? It’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a condition that affects muscles throughout the body, particularly those in the shoulders, hips, and back. Consider yourself aware.
National Psoriasis Awareness Month – Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes “painful red, scaly patches on the body that bleed and itch.” If you have psoriasis, you’re probably aware of it. If not, be aware that people get it, including Kim Kardashian. She was diagnosed on an episode of her reality show.
Check back next month to find out what cause to be aware of in September.
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7/31/2012 10:40 PM |