Although November is coming to its unofficial close, there are still several days left for you to participate in November Awareness Month. The month of November hosts some especially important awareness events, and every little bit of help counts towards making a difference. So whether you own a company, sponsor a fundraiser, or just want to spread awareness in your community there is plenty that you can do.
Which November awareness event is the best one to participate in? There are all important causes, so you can make your decision based on what feels right. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to take part in more than one event. Since plenty of people are not even aware which events take place in November Awareness Month, we will highlight the ones that are the most popular:
1. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most notorious forms of the disease. Because it is so difficult to treat, the survival rate of pancreatic cancer patients is remarkably low. In fact, the early stages of pancreatic cancer exhibit no symptoms, which make it earn its name as the “silent” disease. The lack of symptoms causes people to neglect going for regular checks of the pancreas until it is too late. This is all the more reason to get involved with Pancreatic Cancer Awareness.
By distributing different awareness event items around in your community, you can encourage people to go to the doctor and get their clean bill of health. There are plenty of educational materials which can be acquired and handed out at work and in schools to let people know about the risk factors associated with the disease. Don’t wait – you could end up saving someone’s life.
2. Epilepsy Awareness
Epilepsy is a disorder that has stumped doctors for many years. Characterized by unprovoked seizures, over 2.5 million Americans suffer from the neurological condition. Furthermore, since the erratic symptoms of epilepsy are so “tricky”, the people who spend time with epileptics often do not know how to handle a seizure when it occurs.
For instance, a student in a classroom may be susceptible to seizures, in which case the teacher and students in the class should all know what to do. You must prevent the person enduring the seizure from swallowing their tongue so that they do not choke on it. However, you cannot put your hand in the person’s mouth as you run the risk of their jaw involuntarily closing on your fingers. The correct action is to find an instrument that cannot be broken and use it to hold down the tongue until the seizure has passed. This is where the importance of epilepsy awareness comes into play. Since most people do not know what to do in these situations, you can educate them in order to prevent more damage being done in the future.3. Adoption Awareness
There are countless children in this country alone that have been left without parents. Since they do not have the luxury of a stable support system, they will be destined to bounce around different foster homes and halfway houses, and their chances for success are limited. That is why when you adopt a child, you are saving their life in essence. The most important part of Adoption Awareness is spreading the valuable information that people considering adoption need to know.
This action can be anything including directing people towards the nearest adoption agency and explaining the process for anyone who is interested. If people are unsure about adopting, you can give them the facts on how many children are struggling without parents, and how anything they can do to help will change someone’s life.