Contest: Share your Breast Cancer Survival Story

As the month comes to a close, we’d like to remind the women readers of our blog to sign up for their annual mammogram. October is National Breast Cancer Month. And we’re giving away some items that will definitely make you think in pink! Please share with other readers your story of survival or the story of a loved one to be entered for a chance to win a bag of Breast Cancer merchandise.
Ladies AND gentleman should remember to take the time out to routinely check your breast health. Here is a link to an article on the correct way to do a Self Exam from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Contest: Share your Breast Cancer Survivor Story

Since October is National Breast Cancer Month, I’d like to give away some items that will definitely make you think in pink! Please share with other readers your story of survival or the story of a loved one to be entered for a chance to win a bag full of Breast Cancer merchandise.

Also ladies AND gentleman please remember to take the time out this month to check your breast health. You can do this by having your Doctor perform a mammogram, or take a moment to examine them yourself. to Here is a link to an article on the correct way to do a Self Exam from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



AstraZeneca, which manufactures breast cancer drugs Arimidex and Tamoxifen, founded the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the year 1985. The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.


As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.



This Month Nationally: OCTOBER Edition

The following are recognized nationally for October…

  1. Disability Employment Awareness Month
  2. National Pizza Month
  3. National Pasta Month
  4. National Dessert Month
  5. Country Music Month
  6. Family History Month
  7. Hispanic Heritage Month
  8. National AIDS Awareness Month
  9. National Book Fair Month
  10. Gourmet Adventures Month
  11. National Car Care Month
  12. National Pretzel Month
  13. National Pickled Peppers Month
  14. Vegetarian Awareness Month
  15. National Seafood Month
  16. National Cosmetology Month
  17. National Apple Month
  18. National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  19. Polish American Heritage Month
  20. National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month
  21. National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  22. Computer Learning Month
  23. National Stamp Collecting Month
  24. National Applejack Month
  25. Cook Book Month
  26. Gourmet Adventures Month
  27. Hunger Awareness Month
  28. National Caramel Month
  29. National Cookie Month
  30. National Country Ham Month
  31. National Health Care Food Service Month
  32. National Kitchen and Bath Month
  33. National Pork Month
  34. National Restaurant Hospitality Month
  35. National Roller Skating Month
  36. National Spinach-Lovers’ Month
  37. National Toilet Tank Repair Month

Free Cookie at Great American Cookie on October 1st

October is National Cookie Month!!!


It seems that Great American Cookie is really about helping out reading for October. Yup, if you visit your local Great American Cookie between 10am and 2pm on October 1st, you can get a free cookie. Not a bad deal just for swinging by.
And they sweeten the pot with “Donate a book in October, get a cookie.” That’s one cookie per person, per day. I wonder if they’d accept my copy of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Not exactly saying they’re mice, but the irony fits. That, or maybe I can get 30 nickle romance novels to donate to keep my costs low.
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This Month Nationally: September Holiday Edition

A Holiday is defined as a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observation is warranted. It is generally an official (more common) or unofficial observances of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations or festivities.


Here’s a listing of things happening nationally for September 2010 from Holidays on the Net  

This Month Nationally: JULY

As seen on Earth Calendar.net

July Events
Unless otherwise stated, these are generally observed in the US only.

Month Observances
Occasion Link
Fireworks Safety Months Prevent Blindness America
Light the Night for Sight Months Prevent Blindness America
Anti Boredom Month The Boring Institute
Baked Bean Month Michigan Bean Commission
Hot Dog Month National Live Stock and Meat Board
National Ice Cream Month International Dairy Foods Association
July Belongs to Berries Month North American Blueberry Council
Purposeful Parenting Month Parenting Without Pressure
Recreation and Parks Month National Recreation and Parks Association
Tennis Month Tennis magazine
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month ASPCA
First Two Weeks
Occasion Link
Dog Days of Summer More info here
Second Week
Occasion Link
Therapeutic Recreation Week National Recreation and Parks Assoc.
Third Week
Occasion Link
Coral Reef Awareness Week The Coral Reef Alliance

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