Today is World AIDS Day 2009, a day designed to raise awareness and understanding about AIDS as well to fight HIVprejudice . Our blog is going red for Tuesday, December 1 to help honor and celebrate this important day. Here are some of our favorite resources and ways you can get involved:
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Next to December 7, 1941, the most memorable date in the history of World War II is that of June 6, 1944, when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy. Thanks to German miscalculations, the invasion met much less resistance than thought possible. D-Day marked the beginning of the end of the war in Europe, though it would rage on for another 11 months. Here are stories of men who stormed those beaches, who directed the landings, who sailed or flew in support of the invasion, who parachuted or piloted gliders into France on the night of June 5, and who arrived in the days after June 6 (D-Day Plus 1, etc.) to continue the perilous work of pushing back and defeating the German Army.
Be sure to check out our favorite resources on D-Day that we have bookmarked with delicious. Here are some terrific resources you will want to check out to help commemorate this important event in world history:
Today marks the beginning of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. National Eating Disorders.org identifies the purpose of this week:
NEDAwareness Week is a collective effort of primarily volunteers, eating disorder professionals, health care providers, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.
Here are some resources if you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder:
- National Eating Disorder.org Resource Page
- The National Eating Disorder.org Help Hotline: Helpline Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time: 1-800-931-2237.
- Search our card catalog for a book on an eating disorder
- Our guidance counselors at Creekview High School
- KidsHealth Resource Page on Eating Disorders
- Medline Plus Eating Disorders Information Page
- NIMH Information Page on Eating Disorders
Have you ever wondered how Valentine’s Day began? How did this lovefest begin? The History Channel has all the answers to your burning questions! Check out the fun and informative Valentine’s Day mini-website at http://www.history.com/minisites/valentine/.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here are some essential facts to know:
Who gets breast cancer? Anyone can get breast cancer. For example, did you know…
· The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer?
· White women are more likely to get breast cancer than women of any other racial or ethnic group? They also have a better chance of survival, primarily because their cancer is usually detected earlier. African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
· Men can get breast cancer too, although it is rare. Less than one of every 100 cases of breast cancer in the U.S. occurs in men. In 2006, it was estimated that men would account for 1,720 cases of breast cancer.It is never too early to become educated about breast cancer! Check out these great information sources from your Unquiet Library to learn more—educate yourself, your family, and your friends!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our blog is going pink! We will stay pink through the month of October to help honor all breast cancer survivors in our CRHS community and raise awareness of this disease!