- MAY Awareness Month!
Here are some causes that are going on through out the month!Im not done adding them though!
I am more than welcome to add more! Just leave a comment at the bottom! =)
Sites I got the lists from: http://healthfinder.gov/nho/nho.asp and http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/may.html#linkmonths
- Huntington’s Disease awareness month
- ALS Awareness Month (United States)
- National Cancer Research Month
- Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month®***
- Brain Tumor Awareness Month**
- Cystic fibrosis Awareness Month**
- South Asian Heritage Month
- Haitian Heritage Month
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
- Borderline Personality Disorder Month
- Asthma Awareness Month
- National Pet Month
- Mental Wellness Month**
- Science Month
- Celiac Awareness Month**
- National Guide Dog Month (2008, 2009)
- Jewish American Heritage Month
- National Law Enforcement Appreciation Month
- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
- National Rebecca Awareness Month
- Social Media Month*
- Lupus Awareness Month
- Fibromyalgia Awareness Month**
Make sure you check out the Rewards! I’d love to help out anyone who helps LRTR out! Thank you!
WOW.. A lot of the reasons why I wanted to start Lets Rock the Ribbons,are because of the causes this month. (Not all, But definitely a lot of them!)
**I’ll start off by saying a close family member of mine is currently fighting the battle of Melanoma.
It first appeared on his skin. Then reappeared in his brain, 4 years later, it has appeared in his brain 4-5 times, a long with other places. I rather not discuss the status of my close relative. But, He is a fighter.<3
Melanoma does NOT just affect your skin, and is not something to play with.
To get Information on Melanoma, please go to: http://cancer.about.com/od/skincancermelanoma/a/skincanceraware.htm
Do you know your ABCD’s of checking for Skin cancer?! http://cancer.about.com/od/skincancermelanoma/p/abcdeskincancer.htm
Here is a group photo of my father,myself,My cousin,Uncle (Father Daughter thing) and my Aunt. Melanoma runs in the family.
(PS:THE PHOTO IS FROM 1989? I THINK! EHEH) (same spot! Me,My father…My Uncle,and Cousin!)
For information on Cystic Fibrosis, please check out this link! http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/
*Today 4/30/12 marks my Cousin Susie Q’s 12yr anniversary, the day she left us to become our guardian angel, due to Cystic Fibrosis.
It has been a hard day. A long time ago, the life expectancy was 16yrs old. My cousin lived to be 33yrs old. She lived a healthy life style, had an amazing support system, and was constantly active.
By Susie living a healthy lifestyle, she was able to live a much longer life than expected. (remember, this was 12 years ago..)
Susie Q’s story is the inspiration behind my mission statement and part of the reason for wanting to start LRTR. I love you, and I miss you!
“This is my beautiful cousin Susie Q.she passed away on 4/30/2000 from Cystic Fibrosis the man next to her is an angel that showed her what true love is.
He gave her the best years she had left,”she is our angel in waiting”.I love you and miss you so much <3”
^^Click that link above for a beautiful song
I personally have to check my food everyday, order special things at restaurants, and cant eat my favorite food anymore! Mac N Cheese!
Celiac Disease. Many have not heard of this Disease before. And I am very thankful that I do not have the disease, but I do have many of the symptoms, my celiac levels are high in my blood, and a low tolerance for Gluten…I know, weird?
The Celiac Disease Foundation explains it very well, and everyone should check it out! www.celiac.org!
(Photo credit: celiac.org) Did you know that 1 out of 133 people have Celiac Disease?!