Tuesday, October 06, 2009

(October is) Domestic Violence Awareness Month - "Learn the Facts"

Please click on the following link which will take you to an excellent and informative post on a friends blog:

http://mandy-dailyreflections.blogspot.com/2009/10/domestic-violence-awareness-month-learn.html

I also learned from this friend that October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month in addition to Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop letting Pink hold all the attention and spread the word so all get equal billing regardless of their marketability!

6 comments:

Tori said...

My fiance has a down syndrome brother--I wonder if they know about it? Thanks for getting the word out about the other events in october!

Jo said...

You're welcome Tori! Thanks for stopping by!

Amy said...

Hi! I read about your blog and interest in domestic violence on Lisa's blog at Lit and Life. I think the button you created for "October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month" is fantastic. I posted it on my blog and mentioned your name and blog. I hope that's ok. I realize I should have asked your first. I'm sorry about that, I'm still sort of new to blogging and I'm still learning all of the ins and outs. I think domestic violence is an extremely important issue that people need to be aware of. I used to prosecute domestic violence abusers and know the horros it can wreak on families lives.

You've got a great blog!

Jo said...

No worries Amy! Thanks so much for doing that and posting the button on your blog! Much appreciated! (And thanks also regarding my blog!) Thanks for stopping by to let me know and hope to see you again! (I can't imagine what you've seen as a prosecutor but thank you for being one for however long you were).

Mandy said...

Thank you Jo for posting the link. I appreciate it. I think a lot of things in October go unnoticed. This week is also fire safety week. Very important for children to learn the dangers of fire and a good reminder to check your smoke and carbon detectors.

Just an FYI -- October is also,
National Liver Awareness Month
Celiac Awareness Month
Healthy Lung Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Brain Injury Awareness Month
National Spina Bifida Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

This week is also Mental Illness Awareness Week and there is a National Depression Screening Day on the 11th and World Mental Health Day is the 10th.

On top of that this month there is an Osteoporosis Day (2oth) and Stuttering Awareness Day (22nd).

October is full of events. Its ashame that they aren't as advertised as others.

Jo said...

Holy Crow Mandy! Thank you for sharing that with me! I think I may add a sidebar to my blog listing all of those.