The month of November is just about here, and that means a whole new list of November awareness events are beginning. If you or your company has been active in promoting charitable causes throughout the year, then you definitely deserve all the credit that you can get. But now there new causes that need your support, so continue using your positive energy and influence by getting involved this month. Let’s take a look at several of the most popular November awareness events that you can really help to make a difference with.
1. Great American Smokeout
To start, the Great American Smokeout is one of the most important events that occurs throughout the year. As most people know, smoking is a major contributor to the two leading causes of death in the United States: heart disease and cancer. While the facts are printed on every cigarette box and on every advertisement, people are still addicted to cigarettes and will continue to smoke. Something needs to be done about this major issue, and it starts with educating and banding together.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The idea is to get people to stop smoking by quitting on November 18, or making a date to quit. Everyone has family members, co-workers, and friends that are smokers. If you want to help save their lives, get involved with the Great American Smokeout this November.
2. Alzheimer’s Awareness
According to current year statistics from the Alzheimer’s Assocation, 5.3 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. This is clearly a major problem running rampant in our country today, and there is still no cure for the disorder. All across the country, companies and communities will join together this November to raise money to go towards the research for a cure. During your upcoming event, you can provide participants with loads of facts on the prevalence of the disease, and a guide to Knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.
3. American Education Week
The future of this country lies within our ability to keep children learning every day. It is no secret that we have fallen behind the rest of the world in the subjects of science and math. Now while the government is working to revamp the education system, there is still plenty that you can do on the local level. One of the most influential organizations in your community is the Parent Teacher Association. By working with the PTA, you can work towards a goal that would bring students up-to-date in 21st century education.
Teachers need to prove that they are capable of effectively educating their students, while parents should learn the importance of reinforcing education in the home. During the week of November 14-20, do everything you can to encourage people in your community to focus on the continued education of the children, so they realize that it is the key to their future at an early age.