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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tomorrow is....

Tomorrow is Wear it Wednesday. In Honor of Down Syndrome awareness month you could wear blue/yellow. Make yourself a ribbon and people will ask you what it's for. Tell them about DS. Explain that over 90% of babies with DS who are detected prenatally are terminated. (Does the term Genocide come to mind?) If you're a parent of a child who has DS tell them how you've changed for the better because of your child. Tell them.

If you have another cause, consider wearing something that represents it. Here's a couple examples of what's being recognized this month. Click here for a complete list.

October is...

"Talk About Prescriptions Month"
National Council on Patient Information and Education
http://www.talkaboutrx.org/

"Eye Injury Prevention Month"
American Academy of Ophthalmology
http://www.aao.org/eyemd

"Halloween Safety Month"

Prevent Blindness America
http://www.preventblindness.org/

"Healthy Lung Month"
American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/

"Let's Talk Month"
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/

"Lupus Awareness Month"

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
http://www.lupus.org/

"National Celiac Disease Awareness Month"
Celiac Sprue Association
http://www.csaceliacs.org/

1 comment:

Megan's got 47 said...

wear it Wednesday, I will have to wear my buddy walk t-shirt, thanks for the reminder :)