September Awareness Month: Huntingtons’s Disease, Suicide Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness- with MLB Childhood Cancer Day; Literacy, Peace

Monday is International Day of Charity. In honor of all the charities out there who are doing great things we wanted to bring a few that are observed in September to mind.

Some charity dates in Sept. 2022

5: International Day of Charity — #CharityDay
8: International Literacy Day — 
10: World Suicide Prevention Day — #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
21: International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
21: World Alzheimer’s Day — #WorldAlzheimersDay

There’s a Bible verse, in Luke 12: 48 that says “for unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required…” We feel like no matter where we are in life we can help others. If you can help with your money then that’s a way but if you can’t, then maybe you can volunteer. If you are unable to do that you can pray for the charity. Whatever we do if we do it in a positive, loving way, it helps. Here are a few charities who are observing “awareness months” this week.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month- September

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. MLB (Major League Baseball) had a special “Childhood Cancer Awareness Day” on Sept. 1 and players as well as umpires and managers displayed the color gold in support of it.

There are many local charities  in the Greater St. Louis Areawhich focus on pediatric cancer. Sally and Rob Rains who run started Rainbows for Kids with their family and have continued volunteering with the charity for 23 years.  Check out the website to see how you can help with their upcoming charity fundraiser:

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- September

Suicide Prevention Week starts Sunday Sept. 4 and runs through Saturday Sept. 10

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. For more information, visit #shareNIMH

The purple and turquoise Suicide Prevention Ribbon symbolizes suicide awareness and prevention and serves as a reminder that suicide is an issue we need to talk about.

Imagine if we could walk together toward a world without suicide. One in which we all have a greater understanding of mental health. One in which we all know how to be there for each other, including ourselves, when someone is struggling.

Together, we can.

Since 2002, the #OutOfTheDarkness Walks have brought people together to walk through their communities to raise public awareness and funds to support suicide prevention.

Suicide prevention starts with all of us, so share this out, comment below, and tap that link in bio to get involved.
Together, we can.


Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Missouri Chapter

The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) Missouri Chapter will be hosting the St. Louis Team Hope Walk on Saturday, September 17th at 10:00 AM at Tilles Park in St. Louis.
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event, which takes place in over 100 cities across the U.S. and has raised more than $20 million for Huntington’s disease since its inception in 2007. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and communities walk together each year to support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington’s disease and their families.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain that is described as having ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease all at once. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting the disease.

Alzheimers Awareness

World Alzheimers Awareness Day was Sept. 1, 2022
To find out about the upcoming Alzheimers Walks, click on this link:
Whichever charity you support, we encourage volunteerism or supporting others. If you know of any others observing awareness months in September feel free to contact us.

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8 September every year. It reminds the global community about the importance of literacy for everyone, including individuals, communities, and societies. It also aims to push for more intensified efforts towards more literate societies.It began in 1967 as an initiative to remind the common people about the importance of literacy to ensure dignity and human rights. A more literate society leads towards a more sustainable society.
Literacy begins at home
If we are lucky enough to live in a society– the United States– where our children learn to read at school, it is the parents, grandparents and others, to reinforce that reading is important. When a parent says “I’m too busy to read,” it is signaling to the child that reading is not important. Here are some ways to help promote literacy on a small scale: our families. List was compiled by
International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace or World Peace Day is observed on September 21 every year. Initiated by the United Nations, this observance is also known as World Peace Day. International Day of Peace is dedicated to specifically the absence of war and violence and hopes to increase awareness on why living peacefully is the way to be. The intention behind the celebration of International Day of Peace is to provide a momentary ceasefire in war zones to help people understand the value and importance of peace and peaceful coexistence.

We can have our own Day of Peace

While the International version is for ceasefires in wars or battles, on a local level we can observe it by being a beacon of peace in our communities.

No matter whether your actions are large or small, we can all contribute to our communities in some way to make our little corner of the world a better place.

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