Monday, October 5, 2015

Awareness in October {National Child Health Day}

October is always a busy month for us, because it's a month full of awareness for so many different causes that we hold dear.

We're all familiar with October being the month of PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's also a month for Eczema Awareness as well. We support both causes every year. We promote both causes each year too, especially National Eczema Month, because it's not so widely known. I blogged about it last year and showed a little bit of what we do. 

Today is also National Child Health Day (the first Monday of October). I wasn't aware of this national day until this year, but I think it's a really important one!
According to Wikipedia, it was first celebrated in 1929. 1929. And I just heard about this day in 2015. 


It is a day that is supposed to bring awareness to the fact that American society needs to have a year-round program dedicated to protect and develop our children's health. I wonder if there is anything local going on in honor of this day? If so, I haven't heard about it. And I would love to see local agencies and organizations gather together in one place and make information available to the public about ways that we can keep our kids healthy. I think I'll look into this and find out. If there's nothing local going on this year, maybe it's something that can be started for next year. 

These are a few links that I found while doing a search for National Child Health Day in California:

First 5 California, an informational site (to recognize that children's health and education is high priority, especially during the early years of life and development).
http://www.first5california.com/

EVENTS

If you're in SoCal near Irvine, there's an event (wish I could go!): 
http://www.destinationirvine.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Celebrate-National-Children-s-Health-Day/18580/

NorCal celebrates in Oakland with a FREE event:
http://www.savesfbay.org/national-child-health-day-save-bays-native-plant-nursery-oakland


I'm sad to say I didn't find anything super nearby for my family and me to attend, but maybe I can bring some awareness and suggest that we celebrate next year or in future years. How can we go without celebrating such an awesome day like Child Health Day? I don't think we should let it pass us by without notice, even if it's something small.

Have you ever heard of National Child Health Day? Does your community do anything in observance? 
I'm curious to know! If you've celebrated this important day, I'd love to hear how. 





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15 comments :

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Thank you for sharing this important day. I had no idea!

Natalis Iolalis said...

super

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I was not aware of this. Thank you for sharing.

Elephant's Child said...

I don't think we have it here. I sometimes worry that there are so many days for so many worthy causes that we suffer from awareness fatigue...

Lydia Filgueras said...

I wasn't aware this day existed. Let us hope that one day we as a country will turn our good intentions into public policy.

Kallee said...

What a great theme for a day. It is so important.

Katie Crafts said...

I had no idea there was anything called National Child Health Day! Thanks for the info! :D

Natalia Khon said...

I should check if we have it up here too!

La Vie En May said...

No, I haven't heard about this before. Thanks for sharing! I really wish this was more well known, a child's health is so important!

Barb Camp/ Second Chance to Dream said...

I am unfortunately not familiar with National Child Health day! Thanks for sharing the info.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

I never knew this! What great information about a very relevant and important topic!

Cathy Mini said...

You are right--I have definitely only been focusing on women's health and breast cancer in October. Thanks for bringing National Child Health Day up to us--great reminder there are other causes worth supporting!

Housewife Eclectic said...

I didn't know about either of the other ones! Thanks for sharing!

Savory Experiments said...

I had no idea, but thank you for bringing awareness! I'll start spreading the word.

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

This is so important! I love creating awareness about these causes to help those in need. Great article!