International Women’s Day
This Thursday March 8 is International Women’’s Day. The day is devoted to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. There are plenty of resources for classrooms, offices or even those who want to participate in one way or another. Be sure to wear red to show your support for gender parity and equality!
National Kidney Month
Do you know where your kidneys are? Not many people do, let alone that these vital organs are vulnerable to disease. The National Kidney Foundation seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, as well as increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. This month, brush up on your kidney health and how to keep your organs healthy and functioning.
National MS Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and body. The disease is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people around the world but is still difficult to diagnose. You can learn more about MS and ways to raise awareness all March long through the National MS Society.
American Red Cross Month
Since its founding in 1881 the American Red Cross is the nation’s premier emergency response organization. Today the American Red Cross offers services in community services that help the needy; support for military members; lifesaving blood and blood products; programs that promote health and safety; domestic disaster relief; and international relief and development programs.
Sleep Awareness Week
Yep, that’s right. There’s a whole week devoted to sleep awareness. Supported by the National Sleep Foundation, the week is to advocate the education, research and understanding of sleep and sleep disorders. The organization has plenty of resources to learn more about their efforts and ways to help sleep disorders.