Archive for the ‘Awareness’ Category
Today (February 4th) is World Cancer Day.
February 4th is celebrated as World Cancer Day each year. ‘I Am and I Will’- a call to people to identify themselves and pledge action in support of cancer care.
Cancer is a critical health and human issue. Today, 9.6 million people each year will die from cancer. Making it the second-most deadly disease. Yet, at least one third of cancers can be prevented. This gives us all every reason to act.
Count me in: Get involved any way you can. Because together, we can create change.
Link to World Cancer Day website: https://www.worldcancerday.org
Human Rights Day is observed on December 10th every year. It was on this day, that the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The UN website (link: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/index.shtml) states that there are universal values and a common standard for all peoples and all nations:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
- Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
- Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
- Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
- Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
- We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.
Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes.
Be a human rights champion, fight racism and Stand Up for Human Rights!
When it comes to friends, always choose quality over quantity.
One real friend who stands by you during tough times is worth a hundred who are only there for the good times!
We are so glad you are part of our community… so happy that you choose to be part of a small community on the mission of making this world a better place!
We greatly appreciate your support, positive thoughts and encouraging words.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
As we prepare to jump into the new year, we hope that you will bring all the joy from 2017 with you! We wish you abundant hope, love, and good health!
A Simple Reminder for Today
One of the programs that are near and dear to our hearts is the Pajama Program, a charity that offers at-risk children the unconditional, magical gifts of pajamas and books so that they can enjoy the greatest benefit of a loving bedtime and peaceful good night: a fulfilling good day.
We were just informed that Pajama Program’s founder, Genevieve Piturro, will be on Megyn Kelly TODAY at 9am Christmas morning. Hear more from Genevieve about the story of Pajama Program, as told by author Laura Schroff in her book, Angels on Earth.
We all know the holiday season is here, bringing joy to many, but it can be difficult for those away from their family or fighting cancer. Then, once the holidays end, the cold winter really sets in from January through March.
Unfortunately, the coldest months of winter are often when the contributions decrease.
Please consider contributing to Pajama Program or Knitting Rays of Hope to help spread hope and warmth during the “danger season”.