June National Awareness Days and Observations

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Like so many other months there are many awareness and observation days in June.

Many of these designated months, weeks, and days are of vital importance to the world community and others are simple fun little larks.

I was surprised and rather skeptical to find a Duct Tape Festival http://www.ducktapefestival.com/ The festival is held in Avon, Ohio and looks like an incredible amount of fun.

Remember to celebrate Summer Solstice on June 21
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June is the month when we recognize many under-represented communities such as Black Music, LGBT Pride, LGBT Books among others.

Jim Thorpe Native American Games http://jimthorpegames.com/

June 8th is Multicultural American Child Day.

June is the Health Awareness Month for: Migraines, PTSD, Canadian ALS, APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome), Cancer From The Sun, Child Vision International, Men’s Health Education, National Aphasia, National Congenital Cytomegalovirus, National Safety, and Scleroderma. Links to all of these are listed below.

Have I left out any health awareness groups of June?

National Business Etiquette Week is held the first full week of June.  This looks like a self-promotion by the Protocol School of Washington, But I love the concept.  http://www.psow.edu/

My favorite book on national etiquette is: Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway. I would consider this a “must” read.

Father’s Day is just around the corner – June 15.

June 17 World Day To Combat Desertification and Drought  http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-day-to-combat-desertificationhttp://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Event-and-campaigns/WDCD/Pages/WDCD-2014.aspx

On the lighter side let us not forget to celebrate National Horseradish Days and National Lemonade Days.
Horseradish: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_prepare_horseradish/
Lemonade: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_lemonade/

Or National Yo-Yo Day on June 6: http://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-yo-yo-day-june-6/

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One of my favorite discoveries is Pink Flamingo Day on June 23rd. It is both a commercial day and, in Belcher Town Massachusetts, a very fun fundraising day. Would love it if we had something like this in the Seattle Area. “You have been flocked.
Fundraising fun http://www.wggb.com/2014/05/28/youve-been-flocked-by-belchertown-day-school/
Commercial http://savetheflamingos.org/pink-flamingo-day

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June 17th is Eat Your Vegetables Day – Here’s a list of every website imaginable on the subject of the healthy practice of eating your vegetables. Go Vegetables! http://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Eat+Your+Vegetables+Day&qpvt=Eat+Your+Vegetables+Day&FORM=EWRE

Starting DinnerBroccoli, in detail

Yo-Yos, Pink Flamingos, and the start of summer. Who can ask for more?

National Health Awareness Sites
National Migraine Awareness Month http://www.ahmablog.com/mham.html#.U4eBA3QU_b0
PTSD Awareness Month http://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/ptsd_awareness_month.asp
Canadian ALS Awareness Month http://www.als.ca/en/get-involved/als-awareness
APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month http://www.apsfa.org/
Cancer From The Sun Awareness Month http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/SkinCancer/
Child Vision International http://achildsdream.ph/home/june-is-child-vision-awareness-month/
Men’s Health Education Awareness Month http://www.menshealthmonth.org/
National Aphasia Awareness Month: http://aphasia.org/
National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month: http://www.prweb.com/releases/OBGYN-Doctor/4D-Ultrasound/prweb10810258.htm
National Safety Awareness Month: http://www.nsc.org/Pages/JuneisNationalSafetyMonth.aspx
Scleroderma Awareness Month: http://www.scleroderma.org/site/PageServer#.U4eGHXQU_b0