OCTOBER 2006

ADOPT-A-SHELTER-DOG MONTH
ASPCA
212-876-7700 ext 4655
http://www.aspca.org

CELIAC DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH
Celiac Sprue Association/USA
877-CSA-4CSA
http://www.csaceliacss.org

DIVERSITY AWARENESS MONTH
C. Thomas & Associates
800-801-6599
http://www.TellCarole.com

GO HOG WILD-EAT COUNTRY HAM MONTH
National Country Ham Association
800-820-4HAM
http://www.countryham.org

LONG TERM CARE PLANNING MONTH
Learn Term Care Learning Institute
508-830-9975
http://www.LTCmonth.com

LUPUS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
(October 1-November 15)

Lupus Foundation of America
202-349-1145
http://www.lupus.org

NATIONAL ANIMAL SAFETY & PROTECTION MONTH
PALS Foundation
805-544-0984
http://www.PALS.R8.org

NATIONAL BOOK MONTH
Take time out to read a good book.
National Book Foundation
212-685-0261
http://www.nationalbook.org

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
877-88-NBCAM
http://www.nbcam.org

NATIONAL CHILI MONTH
Williams Foods
913-888-4343

NATIONAL COOKIE MONTH
Cookies For You
800-814-5334
http://www.cookiesforyou.com

NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
National Crime Prevention Council
202-466-6272
http://www.weprevent.org
http://www.ncpc.org

NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE MONTH
American Dental Hygienists' Association
312-440-8900
http://www.adha.org

NATIONAL DEPRESSION EDUCATION
& AWARENESS MONTH

Pharmacists Planning Service
415-479-8628
http://www.ppsinc.org

NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT
AWARENESS MONTH

US Dept of Labor
202-693-7880
http://www.dol.gov/odep

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
NCADV
303-839-1852
http://www.ncadv.org

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME MONTH
National Down Syndrome Congress
800-232-NDSC
http://www.ndsccenter.org

NATIONAL FAMILY SEXUALITY EDUCATION MONTH
Planned Parenthood
212-261-4628
http://www.plannedparenthood.org

NATIONAL LIVER AWARENESS MONTH
American Liver Foundation
800-GO-LIVER
http://www.liverfoundation.org

NATIONAL MEDICAL LIBRARIANS MONTH
Medical Library Association
312-419-9094
http://www.mlanet.org

NATIONAL ORTHODONTIC HEALTH MONTH
American Association of Orthodontists
314-993-1700
http://www.braces.org

NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH
The American Physical Therapy Association
800-999-2782
http://www.apta.org

NATIONAL POPCORN POPPIN' MONTH
The Popcorn Board
312-644-6610
http://www.popcorn.org

NATIONAL PORK MONTH
National Pork Board
515-223-2600
http://www.porkboard.org

NATIONAL ROLLER SKATING MONTH
Roller Skating Association
317-347-2626
http://www.rollerskating.com

NATIONAL RSV AWARENESS MONTH
MOST
631-859-1110
http://www.PreemieCare.org

NATIONAL SPINA BIFIDA AWARENESS MONTH
National Spina Bifida Assn of America
800-621-3141
http://www.sbaa.org

NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH
US Postal Service
http://www.usps.gov

NATIONAL SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME
AWARENESS MONTH

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
800-221-7437
http://www.firstcandle.org

RETT SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH
International Rett Syndrome Association
800-818-RETT
http://www.rettsyndrome.org

VEGETARIAN MONTH
Vegetarian Awareness Network
800-USA-VEGE

October 7
INTERNATIONAL FRUGAL FUN DAY
"Having fun doesn't have to be costly."
Shel Horowitz
413-586-2388
http://www.frugalfun.com/frugalfundayideas.html

October 1-7
MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK
American Psychiatric Association
703-907-7300
http://www.psych.org

October 1-7
SQUIRREL AWARENESS WEEK
The Squirrel Lover's Club
630-833-1117
http://www.thesquirrelloversclub.com

October 1
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY
North American Vegetarian Society
518-568-7970
http://www.navs-online.org

October 2-8
SPINNING & WEAVING WEEK
Handweavers Guild of America
678-730-0010
http://www.weavespindye.org

October 5
NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY
Screening for Mental Health
781-239-0071
http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org

October 6
LEE NATIONAL DENIM DAY
Employees wear denim to work on this day
for a $5 contribution toward breast cancer research
Sponsored by Lee Jeans.
800-521-5533
http://www.denimday.com

October 6-12
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS WEEK
American Academy of Physician Assistants
703-836-2272
http://www.aapa.org

October 6
WORLD SMILE DAY
"Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile."
World Smile Corp,.
http://www.worldsmileday.com

October 8-14
EMERGENCY NURSES WEEK
ENA
800-900-9659
http://www.ena.org

October 8-14
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
National Fire Protection Association
617-770-3000
http://www.nfpa.org
http://www.sparky.org

October 8-14
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK
American School Food Service Association
703-739-3900
http://www.asfsa.org

October 12
NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR
TO WORK DAY

Teddies Are the Answer
650-349-3184

October 15-21
NATIONAL FOOD BANK WEEK
608-223-9121
http://www.secondharvest.org

October 15
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
Gospel Light
800-354-4224
http://www.mysundayschoolteacher.com

October 15-21
TEEN READ WEEK
American Library Association
800-545-2433 ext 4390
http://www.ala.org/teenread

October 20
NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY
http://www.nbcam.org

October 22-28
NATIONAL MESSAGE THERAPY AWARENESS WEEK
AMTA
847-864-0123
http://www.amtamassage.org

October 22-28
PASTORAL CARE WEEK
Pastoral Care Week Committee
http://www.pastoralcareweek.org

October 23-29
GIVE WILDLIFE A BRAKE! WEEK
Humane Society of the US
202-452-1100
http://www.hsus.org/wildlife

October 28
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
USA Weekend
800-416-3824
http://www.makeadifferenceday.com

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