Although the month is almost up, there was a little bit of everything going on in October, and it is not too late to be a part of it:
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
•There are many websites out there relating to this topic. This is just one, which highlights a story that backs up the statistics: Every day, 3 women will die from domestic violence. A staggering statistic.
•This is a local initiative that involves combining agencies to fight domestic violence.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - when you can wear items with the words “tatas” and “boobies” on them and not get into trouble.
•Although involved in some controversy related to other issues, Susan B. Komen is big on the breast cancer front.
•The Cancer Therapy and Research Center is located right here in San Antonio.
•It is so important to get your yearly mammograms, and do your monthly breast exams. Prevention is key!
CyberSecurity Awareness Month
•With the ginormous amount of technology out there, cyber security is a growing, and ever-changing, concern. Get helpful tips from the Department of Homeland Security website and pay attention to your information. It is our responsibility, too!
Bullying Prevention Month
•Sadly, bullying is also a growing concern. It is not just “someone picking on someone else” anymore. There is so much more to a bullying story, before, during, and after the situation. If you are aware of this happening to somebody, please speak up. Bullying could be occurring in person or online. You could be preventing something much, much worse.
On a lighter note, Halloween, of course, is in October. Have fun, be safe, and parents, don’t take too much of your kids’ candy all at once.
Also, something to look forward to - only one month away is Thanksgiving and two months away is Christmas! (Yeah, we won’t talk about that right now.)
What is the most meaningful October event to you?