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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ebola Breakout Reaches the United States

The Ebola breakout is one that is misunderstood by many and frightens even more. This virus has already killed over 3,000 individuals worldwide, and caused over 6,500 to become ill. The first case of Ebola in the United States had a tragic ending, with Thomas Eric Duncan losing his life to the virus. These numbers

World Food Day – October 16th

Each year on October 16th, World Food Day is recognized in hopes of ending world hunger. The 2014 theme is Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth. This worldwide movement strives to end world hunger by creating awareness and soliciting the donation of food to our local food banks. We wanted to make you aware

Martin Luther King Jr. awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

On October 14th, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. His nonviolent resistance to American racial prejudice made him a notable candidate for this honorable award. The African American civil rights leader was only 35 years old at the time, making him the youngest individual to receive this prestigious honor.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving on an entirely different day and month than we do here in the United States.  Thanksgiving in Canada is actually celebrated each year on the second Monday of October. This was not always the case. Due to the harsh weather conditions in Canada, many nationals joined forces in 1898 to contest the

Spreading Awareness During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While the millions of individuals participating in breast cancer awareness events and research walks are well aware of the harsh truth of breast cancer, there are still many of us who don’t realize how serious this disease is. In spreading awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we ask that